UAB employees are required to enroll for these work exposures:
  • Have direct contact with animals, their viable tissues, body fluids, wastes or living quarters. This includes, but is not limited to, Animal Care Staff, Investigators, laboratory staff, and some Maintenance and Environmental Services personnel.
  • Work in the laboratory or have direct contact with material of human origin.
  • Have direct contact with material capable of causing disease or injury in humans.
  • Have direct contact with raw sewage through plumbing activities.
  • Are exposed to excessive levels of noise (>85 db).
flag redNote: Individuals not employed by UAB, but who will be conducting work with any of the above at UAB, must provide proof that their proposed work/potential exposure at UAB and their medical history has been reviewed by their personal physician. A clearance document (see sample) indicating the above, along with any work restrictions, must be signed by the physician and documented on the physician's letterhead. The clearance document and the Enrollment Form must be provided to OH&S Occupational Medicine prior to being granted access to the animals or the animal facility.

Examples of those ineligible for the OH&S Occupational Medicine program include:
  • Non-paid students
  • Volunteers
  • Individuals from private companies conducting work at UAB
  • Visiting Scientists
  • UAB Hospital Employees (should be covered by UAB Employee Health)