Clemson University, Medical Surveillance Program
The Medical Surveillance Program (MSP) is the component of Clemson University's Occupational Health and Safety Program that provides occupational health oversight for students and employees who have exposure to animals, animal tissue or waste, human bloodborne pathogens, and certain chemical, physical, and other potential hazards. The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) coordinates with the Research Safety, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Office of Research Compliance, animal facilities and other departments, and each enrollee to identify, assess, and manage potential health risks. Our goal is to reduce risk to the lowest possible level to protect our students and employees. The content and services of the Medical Surveillance Program are consistent with applicable federal and state regulations, OSHA regulations, CDC and ACIP guidelines, NIOSH recommendations, and animal welfare regulatory agency requirements and recommendations. Each person enrolling in the Medical Surveillance Program will have a confidential medical record, including documentation of immunizations and other occupational health services received.CU Medical Surveillance ProgramJoseph F. Sullivan Center101 Edwards HallClemson, SC 29634-0742Occupational Health Nurse: Will Mayo, MPH, BSN, RNEmail: email@example.comPhone: (864) 656-5529
Enrollment forms are reviewed by the Occupational Health Nurse. The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) will be notified of MSP enrollment once all documentation is completed, returned to the medical surveillance nurse, and the documents have been reviewed.
Who must enroll?
All CU employees, students and volunteers with exposure to animals, animal tissue or waste, or human bloodborne pathogens (including blood, body fluids, cells and established cell lines) must enroll in the Medical Surveillance Program (MSP). Principal Investigators (PI's), Advisors and Supervisors of individuals with these exposures must require their personnel to enroll in the Medical Surveillance Program and to complete and document the appropriate training (Zoonotic, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training, Hantavirus training).
MSP ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE:
Enrollment in the Medical Surveillance Program, Zoonotic Training, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training may be accomplished by printing and completing the 3 forms below and then submitting them by FAX, "campus" or U.S. Mail, or by bringing them to the Medical Surveillance Program office:
Forms available through occupational health nurse (if needed):
OSHA Respirator Questionnaire (Short Form): Mandatory (OSHA) form for individuals trapping or handling small wild animals (including rodents) or for those required to wear respirators (including "dust masks") for other exposures. It must also be completed by individuals who would like to voluntarily wear "dust masks" for nuisance dust.
WORK-RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS:
TRAINING AND REQUIREMENTS FOR:
Persons Having Animal Contact:
Diseases that are transmissible from animals to humans are called ZOONOSES, and personnel working with animals, animal tissue and animal waste must become familiar with these diseases in order to minimize their exposure and promote early recognition and treatment. General zoonotic training is mandatory for all persons who have contact with animals at Clemson University. To enroll, please go to the CITI webpage. Select the appropriate modules via the "Add a course or update your learner groups" page of CITI. The focus of the individuals research/educational will dictate the number of required modules. If you change your species or type of setting (wild vs. lab animals, for instance) you may need to return to take additional training. The first module that should be taken is:
These are the four additional zoonotic training modules that are required dependent upon your expected animal contact:
Persons with Exposure to Human Blood, Tissue, Cells, Cell Lines,
or Other Potentially Infectious Materials:
Remember, MSP enrollment, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training, and written documentation of the Hepatitis B series (or declination) are required for individuals with exposure to human bloodborne pathogens.
Persons Trapping Or Handling Small Mammals In Field Studies (Hantavirus Policy):