Institutional Policy for Occupational Health and Safety
WORKERS’ HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM POLICY & PROCEDURE
*Adapted with authorization of Prof. George Delclos, University of Texas, School of Medicine
MANUAL: POLICY NO: HR400
SECTION: Human Resources PROC. No: HR400
TITLE: EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY. DATE: 04/18/89
RESP: OHS Unity DATE: 07/11/00
DISTRIBUTION: All Entities
It is a policy of the Santa Ifigenia Specialty Clinic that services provided
by the Occupational Health and Safety Program shall include, but not be
limited to, performing pre-placement and periodic health assessments,
administering first aid, vaccinating for certain diseases, providing health
education and counseling, maintaining employee injury and health
records, promoting wellness, evaluating and managing on-the-job
injuries, and processing and managing employees’ leaves of absence and
1.10 A prospective employee will have a pre-placement health assessment
coordinated by the Occupational Health and Safety Unit – OHSU (see HR
Policy 401 Pre-Placement Health Assessment).
1.20 Minor injuries will be treated by the Occupational Health and Safety
Unit ― OHSU― nurse. Injuries that require a physician's care will be
treated by the Medical Director of the OHSU, a licensed Medical Doctor or
the St. Luke Emergency Centre’s physician or other physician as indicated.
1.30 Employee Health records are maintained in confidence unless
information would directly affect an individual's job performance, their
health and well-being, or that of other employees, patients, and visitors.
1.40 Employee injury records will be maintained in accordance with
Worker's Compensation laws.
1.50 All vaccinations and immunizations are voluntary. An employee's
refusal to receive the recommended vaccine or immunization will be
documented by the Employee Assistance Program nurse on their health
1.60 An employee exposed to a potentially infectious agent will be
evaluated and receive treatment when indicated according to St. Luke
Hospital’s policy (see HR 402 Illness in the Workplace).
1.70 An employee who becomes ill while on duty may be seen in the
Occupational Health and Safety Unit – OHSU for assessment, counseling,
and referral, if required.
1.80 Periodic health assessments are conducted by the Occupational Health and
Safety Unit – OHSU to promote wellness and healthy life-styles.
1.90 The Occupational Health and Safety Unit is open Monday through
Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is staffed by Registered Nurses who
are available each day during business hours. A Registered Nurse is also
available by pager after business hours through the Hospital page operator.
President Chief Executive Officer
SAINT IFIGENIA CLINIC OF SPECIALITIES
Med Exec Comm. 31/05/89
Med Exec Comm. 11/13/90
Med Exec Comm. 12/05/90
Risk Mgmt Comm. 04/19/94
Executive Council 01/07/98
Review Dates: Revision/Approval Dates:
Infection Control Comm. 03/13/89
Infection Control Comm. 06/05/91
Infection Control Comm. 03/07/92
Infection Control Comm. 04/28/92
Pol & Proc Comm. 12/16/93
Executive Council 01/19/94
Pol & Proc Comm. 12/15/97
Med Exec Comm. 07/11/00