5.1.1 Medical Surveillance and Examinations

Departments must provide all employees who work with biohazardous agents an opportunity to receive medical attention, including any follow-up examinations deemed necessary by the examining physician, which will: 

  • provide specific immunizations necessary to protect employee health;
  • evaluate the effects of possible exposure to a hazardous agent (e.g., symptoms of clinical infection, allergic symptoms or complaints related to pharmacological effects of end products, by-products, medium components or inactivated biological agents);
  • detect changes in employee health that may indicate the need for a change in job procedures or job assignment; and
  • detect patterns of disease in the work force or evaluate the effectiveness of control measures.

UEHC (University Employee Health Clinic), located on the first floor of Boyd Tower in UIHC (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics), provides these services and will draw and store the necessary baseline serum samples for employee monitoring. They can be reached at 356-3631, Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00pm.