Occupational Health and Safety Program
To ensure and promote a healthy and safe work environment at Colorado State University (CSU) through risk assessment, application of appropriate controls [engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE)] and medical surveillance thereby meeting University, funding, accredidation, and regulatory requirements.
Employees, faculty, staff, graduate students, and work-study students must fill out a Risk Assessment form on an annual basis to determine their level of risk to animal
allergies, infectious agents, chemical agents, noise, and physical hazards. Once the risk assessment if filled out they may be placed in a medical surveillance program.
Occupational Health Committee[+]
Occupational Health (OH) Committee:
The Occupational Health Committee supports the Occupational Health Program by developing strategic initiatives, policies and practices.
The Committee is appointed by the Vice President of Research (VPR) and Vice President of University Operations (VPUO), and membership includes representation from across CSU as stipulated in the charge to the Committee.
The Committee membership includes:
- CSU Veterinarian
- CVMBS Environmental Health Safety and Facilities Management Director
- Environmental Health Services Director
- Representatives for:
- Each College
- Foothills and South Campuses
- Infectious Disease Research Center
- Laboratory Workers
- Vice President for Research
- Occupational Health Care Provider
- Risk Management Official
- CSU Occupational Health Program Coordinator
Animal Exposure Surveillance Program[+]
Biological Exposure Surveillance Program[+]
For all employees in contact with infectious agents; to help prevent laboratory acquired infections through proper vaccination and medical surveillance (for BSL-3 and HIV research). Surveillance includes baseline medical exam, vaccinations and post-exposure training.
BSL3 Agent Fact Sheets and Illness Procedures are found in the tab labeled "BSL3 Illness Procedures..." below.
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan[+]
Bloodborne Pathogen Training
Bloodborne pathogen training is required annually for those exposed to human blood/blood products, tissue, cell culture, or other human bodily fluids, click
Here to take your online training now.
Declaration of Vaccination Preference
If you are at occupational risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens, vaccination for Hepatitis B is available to you.
You need to let CSU know if you wish to accept this vaccination or if you are declining vaccination by filling out the Declaration of Vaccination Preference. If your occupational exposure continues you may change your mind at any time during your employment.
Click Here for the Declaration of Vaccination Preference.
Chemical Exposure Surveillance Program[+]
For all employees in contact with chemical agents; to ensure employees exposures to carcinogens and acutely toxic chemicals are within permissible limits (OSHA Standards). Surveillance includes baseline medical exam, biological monitoring and exposure training to educate people of the warning signs of intoxication.
Link to Questionnaire when available
Noise Exposure Surveillance Program[+]
For all employees exposed to noise above 85dB TWA or 50% dose; Surveillance includes baseline audiogram, annual audiogram, and training on proper use of hearing protection.
Contact Frank Gonzales for noise assessment
Audiometric Testing Questionnaire
Respirator Use Surveillance Program[+]
FIT TESTING ON MAIN CAMPUS
FIT TESTING AT THE FOOTHILLS CAMPUS
FOR QUESTIONS OR ALTERNATIVE REQUESTS
FOR ASSISTANCE WITH FIT TESTING OR OTHER QUESTIONS
For all employees using a respirator (N-95, Full or half face, SCBA, PAPR); to ensure pulmonary fitness before use. Surveillance includes baseline medical exam, pulmonary function test, fit testing and training on proper use of respirator.
This may include baseline medical exam, pulmonary function test, fit testing and training on proper use of respirator. (Take online Respirator N-95 Initial Training if using or will use a N95 respirator)
Respirator Information and Resources[+]
Health Professional/Police Department Surveillance Program[+]
For all employees in the health profession and CSU PD; to ensure that these individuals have the proper vaccinations to be dealing with students and the public. Surveillance only includes distribution of vaccines.
Bloodborne training is required ANNUALLY. Please log on to RamCT for a refresher under General Biosafety.
BSL3 Illness Procedures, Info, and "Emergency Response Packets"[+]