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Occupational Health

Occupational health services at UHS help UMass Amherst employees stay healthy on and off the job.

Find the services you need, download and complete any necessary forms, and call
(413) 577-5101 for an appointment.

UHS Services

Animal handler screening

The university complies with federal guidelines for employees working with animals, using a pre-participation assessment tool. Specific accommodations, immunizations or protections may be recommended based on individual needs.

Asbestos screening

Asbestos exams are provided for campus workers involved in asbestos abatement projects.

If you have not previously been screened at UHS, download and complete the Initial Medical Questionnaire from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) website. This is Part 1 of the form posted on the OSHA site.

For all subsequent screenings, download and complete only the Periodic Medical Questionnaire, which is Part 2 of the form posted at the link above.

Before your screening, you must also download and complete the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire, available here.

Commercial driver's exams

Employees seeking to get or renew a license to operate trucks or busses can receive medical clearance exams at UHS.

Occupational health provider Constance Schwaiger, D.N.P., F.N.P. is an approved provider listed in the National Registry. As of May 21, 2014, medical exams must be done by providers listed on the registry.

Before your appointment, download and complete the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Medical Examination Form.

Illness and injury assessments

If you have a non-life threatening, work-related injury or illness, you can be seen on a walk-in basis or by appointment at UHS.

Immunizations

UHS provides immunizations and documentation for employees who need compliance with blood and body protection (such as hepatitis B vaccination or pre-exposure rabies immunizations for animal handlers). UHS also coordinates annual flu vaccinations for the campus community.

Laser exams

Researchers using laser equipment are required to have an eye exam. Exams are available at UHS' Eye Care Services; call (413) 577-5383 for an appointment.

Police and firefighters' exams

New police officers and firefighters can receive required physical exams and testing at UHS. Before your appointment, download and complete the personal and medical history sections of the Massachusetts Medical Examination Form.

Also, download and complete the OSHA Respiratory Medical Evaluation Questionnaire.

Respirator fit testing

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines require assessments and respirator fittings for employees working in hazardous work areas. In collaboration with UMass Amherst's Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) department, UHS administers a health questionnaire, physical exam, chest x-ray, pulmonary function test and risk assessment needed for medical clearance. EH&S provides respirators and fit testing assistance. Download and complete the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire here.

Tuberculosis (TB) testing

Employees working in health care or early childhood education, or who are primate handlers often need TB testing documentation.

Other screenings

UHS works with employees who have specific health needs related to their employment. Examples include specific research health hazard assessments; lead testing; pesticide applicator exposures; and hazardous material handler medical clearance exams.