UBC’s Occupational & Preventive Health (OPH) unit provides confidential and free programs and services to help protect the health and safety of staff, faculty and paid students working both on and off-campus, including UBC Okanagan and hospital sites.
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What can OPH help with?
- Immunization review with an Occupational Health Nurse
- Vaccinations, tests, and screenings based on workplace exposure risks
- Clearance to work
- Medical clearance for respirator fit testing
- Post-exposure follow-up
- Pregnancy planning and resources
- Occupational allergy care
- Assessments of workplace risks for exposure to infectious agents (i.e. Hepatitis B Virus)
- Consultations with the OPH Physician
- Specialist referrals
Explore these popular Occupational Health topics
Blood And body fluid exposure
Do you know what to do if you are exposed to human blood or body fluid (BBF) at work? OPH provides occupational vaccinations and follow-up care. Check out the Exposure Control Plan below to review the step-by-step quick reference for BBF exposures.
Lab animal allergies
Do you know the signs and symptoms of Lab Animal Allergies? Early identification helps reduce Lab Animal Allergies risks. OPH provides allergy symptom monitoring and intervention.
Read the Exposure Control plan to learn more.
Pregnancy AND chemical exposure
Do you have questions about your workplace exposures and pregnancy? OPH provides Nurse consultations to support healthy pregnancy at work. If you work with chemicals, check out the Exposure Control Plans for additional safety information.
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