Health Assessments & Monitoring
Occupational Health Care for work-related medical problems and occupational health assessments are available to UVM employees. Risk Management can help supervisors coordinate these services. These are examples of the services:
- Evaluation and treatment of minor injuries and acute illnesses that occur on the job. For example, if an employee is injured on the job, they should first seek treatment from their primary care provider or hospital emergency room, or occupational health provider with whom UVM contracts services, and be sure to indicate that the injury occurred while on the job. The supervisor should be notified of this injury as soon as possible. For more info, see Workers' Compensation section.
- Return-to-work assessments after medical leave to assist employees and their supervisor in defining any work restrictions.
- Periodic examinations required for employment in certain areas such as medical clearance for respirator use and health assessment of animal handlers.
- Drug and alcohol testing as required under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 for employees holding a commercial driver's license.
- Medical consultations for departments.
- Medical monitoring, as may be required by VOSHA regulations, including HAZMAT.
- Preventative job-related programs such as immunizations