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Medical Consultations and Examinations

All employees who work with hazardous chemicals must be provided an opportunity to receive medical attention, including any follow-up examinations that the examining physician determines to be necessary, under the following circumstances:

  1. Whenever an employee develops signs or symptoms associated with a hazardous chemical to which the employee may have been exposed in the laboratory, the employee must be provided an opportunity to receive an appropriate examination.
  2. Where exposure monitoring reveals an exposure level routinely above the action level (or in the absence of an action level, the PEL) for an OSHA regulated substance for which there are exposure monitoring and medical surveillance requirements, medical surveillance shall be established for the affected employee as prescribed by the particular standard.
  3. Whenever an event takes place in the work area such as a spill, leak, explosion or other occurrence resulting in the likelihood of a hazardous exposure, the affected employee shall be provided an opportunity for a medical consultation.  Such consultations shall be for the purpose of determining the need for a medical examination.

All required medical examinations and consultations must be performed by or under the direct supervision of a licensed physician through the Redfern Health Center. Medical examinations and consultations must be provided at no cost to the employee. If medical examinations are required outside of normal hours of operation for Redfern, employees should be taken to Clemson Health Center or an area hospital emergency room. For emergencies, call 911.