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Medical Surveillance Program

Clemson University, Medical Surveillance Program

  • Medical Surveillance Program Basics
  • Medical Surveillance Program Enrollment Process:
    • Training and Requirements for Persons Having Animal Contact
    • Training and Requirements for Individuals With Exposure to Human Blood, Tissue, Cells, Cell Lines, or Other Potentially Infectious Materials
    • Training for Individuals Trapping or Handling Small Mammals
      in Field Studies (Hantavirus Training)
    • Work-Related Injury or Illness

MSP BASICS:

The Medical Surveillance Program (MSP) is the component of Clemson University's Occupational Health and Safety efforts to provide a safe working environment 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 Research Safety, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Office of Research Compliance, and the Office of Animal Resources to identify, assess, and manage potential health risks, with a goal of reducing risk to the lowest possible level.  

Each person enrolling through MSP has a confidential medical record, including documentation of immunizations and other occupational health services received.   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. 

The OHN receives and reviews all MSP enrollment forms and records.  Once all enrollment forms are validated the Office of Research Compliance is notified of MSP enrollment.

MSP Enrollment Procedure

Please click here and complete this form for enrollment.

Please submit completed Medical Surveillance Program form by FAX, mail, or hand deliver to the Medical Surveillance Program office in Edwards Hall. 

Occupational Health Nurse: Angie Reid, BSN, RN
Joseph F. Sullivan Center, CU Medical Surveillance Program
201 Epsilon Zeta Drive
101 Edwards Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0742 
Phone: (864) 656-3076
Fax: (864) 656-1123 (secure fax line)
Email: apreid@clemson.edu

All Clemson University 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) are strongly encouraged to enroll in the MSP. Principal Investigators (PI's), Advisors and Supervisors of individuals with risk of exposures are responsible for providing opportunity to enroll in the Medical Surveillance Program and to complete and document the appropriate training (Zoonotic, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training, Hantavirus training).

OSHA Respirator Questionnaire:  Form available through occupational health nurse for Clemson affiliated individuals engaged in activities with potential risk for pulmonary exposure. 

Training and Requirements for: 

Persons Having Animal Contact:

  1. Medical Surveillance Program enrollment;
  2. CITI webpage. 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 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 and Select the appropriate modules via the "Add a course or update your learner groups.” The focus of the individual’s research/education 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 additional training. 

 Persons with Exposure to Human Blood, Tissue, Cells, Cell Lines, or Other Potentially Infectious Materials:

  1. Medical Surveillance Program enrollment
  2. Hepatitis B series documentation must be submitted along with medical surveillance form.  You may submit proof of previous Hepatitis B vaccination, obtain the vaccination through the MSP nurse, or complete and submit an OSHA Hepatitis B Declination form (available through MSP). 
  3. OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training
  4. Initial training must be completed at a “live” training.
  5. Required annually for persons with human bloodborne pathogens exposure
  6. Contact the office of Research Safetyto set up this training 
  7. Annual renewals offered online at the Research Safetywebsite 
    1. CITI training may be required based on your activities

Persons Trapping or Handling Small Mammals in Field Studies (Hantavirus Policy): 

  1. Medical Surveillance Program evaluation and enrollment
  2. Animal technique training: Contact Research Services personnel, (864) 656-1849, for animal technique and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) training. You may also obtain a copy of the Clemson University Policy for Individuals Participating in the Trapping or Handling of Small Mammals in Field Studies from research services.

WORK-RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS: 

Contact the Office of Risk Management for information related to work-related injuries.