Issuance Date: 01/10/2011
Issuing Office: Environment, Health & Safety
It is the University's policy that employees be provided with a safe and healthy work environment and that exposure to chemical, biological, and physical health hazards be kept as low as practicable. In addition, this policy, current law, and prudent practice require that employees with potential exposures to some chemical, physical, or biological hazards will be provided medical monitoring. Medical monitoring is provided when indicated by risk assessment and/or specified “action levels”. Medical monitoring is designed to; assist in safe and appropriate job assignments, prevent occupational injury or illness, identify early signs of occupational health effects resulting from exposure to possible health hazards in the work environment, and implement appropriate preventive and control measures. Medical care will be provided for employees who experience occupational illness and injury.
Students and visitors with potential exposures to health hazards in assigned department areas may also be provided with applicable occupational health services.
Employees injured at other sites, off-campus, or when help is unavailable through normal channels should seek the nearest available medical facilities; if necessary contact police, fire, or other recognized emergency service.
Employees will report all injuries, no matter how minor, to their supervisors. Supervisors must report any work related injury to the Workers' Compensation Office by following procedures listed under PPM 200-20. Cal/OSHA Regulations currently require reporting of serious injuries within 8 hours of knowledge of the injury. Therefore, the immediate reporting of all injuries to the Workers' Compensation office will ensure compliance with this Cal/OSHA regulation.
Immediately wash wound thoroughly with soap and water. Use eye wash to rinse out splashes to mucous membranes (eye, nose, mouth).
Seek immediate medical advice and treatment as follows:
Call the medical center paging operator at (619) 543-6737 and ask them to page 1447 or Call (619) 471-0910 and ask for an emergency consultation with an Occupational Medicine Nurse.
Proceed directly to the emergency room of Thornton Hospital or UCSD Medical Center
Employees may seek medical treatment as follows:
Thornton Hospital Emergency Room, (858) 657-7600
UCSD Medical Center (Hillcrest) Emergency Room, (619) 543-6400
UCSD Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine,(619) 471-9210
Departments, in consultation with EH&S, may require a program of pre-employment, periodic, and/or exit medical examinations for selected occupations or work activities. Medical surveillance may include questionnaires, examinations, immunizations, lab or medical testing, and/or medical consultation. Medical services are provided by UCSD Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM) and all medical records are confidentially maintained by COEM.
On campus, these costs are recharged to the department.
An employee can review his or her exposure records by making a request to his or her supervisor or to Environment Health & Safety.
An employee can review his or her medical records by making a request to Environment Health & Safety and/or UCSD Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine (COEM).