OMS surveillance programs are designed to detect the earliest clinical evidence of injury following occupational exposures to recognized health hazards.
Occupational Medical Services Surveillance Programs:
Hearing Conservation Program: the purpose of enrolling in the Hearing Conservation Program is to inform workers exposed to noise above the Permissible Exposure Level of the attendant health risks and steps they can take to minimize their risk of injury. Participants in the Hearing Conservation Program are recalled annually for audiometric testing.
Asbestos Medical Surveillance: medical counseling to NIH employees regarding the adverse side effects associated with the exposure to airborne asbestos fibers and to encourage the use of respiratory protective devises. Employees enrolled in the Asbestos Medical Surveillance Program are evaluated for their ability to safely utilize a respirator and offered regular medical evaluations designed to detect the earliest clinical and radiographic evidence of asbestos-related lung disease.
Tuberculosis Surveillance: OMS clinicians provide medical evaluation, including testing, for workers who work with mycobacteria or are otherwise at risk for exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (mTB) at work.