Occupational medicine programs for animal research facilities.

Published

Journal Article (Review)

Occupational medicine is a key component of a comprehensive occupational health and safety program in support of laboratory animal research and production facilities. The mission of the department is to maximize employee health and productivity utilizing a population health management approach, which includes measurement and analysis of health benefits utilization. The department works in close cooperation with other institutional health and safety professionals to identify potential risks from exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards in the workplace. As soon as exposures are identified, the department is responsible for formulating and providing appropriate medical surveillance programs. Occupational medicine is also responsible for targeted delivery of preventive and wellness services; management of injury, disease, and disability; maintenance of medical information; and other clinic services required by the institution. Recommendations are provided for the organization and content of occupational medicine programs for animal research facilities.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wald, PH; Stave, GM

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 12473831

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12473831

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1084-2020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ilar.44.1.57

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England