Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute

A Comprehensive Range of Services

The personalized approach of the Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health differs from other facilities that depend on a standardized, high-volume approach.

Services range from medical evaluations to the creation of employee assistance programs.

An increasing emphasis has been placed on health and productivity which is related to ergonomics - a new frontier for occupational medicine, which concerns the interaction between employees and their physical environment such as VDT's, chairs, lighting, and hand movements. Investigation of the association of these factors with health problems is an area in which we excel.

The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health takes a pro-active approach to occupational health, stressing prevention, finding the underlying causes of problems and recommending innovative, cost-effective solutions. With expertise that is both broad and deep, the Center is equipped to tackle the most difficult to diagnose occupational and environmental exposure problems, as well as more common ailments and required examinations for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance

Clients can choose from the following list of services, or present their special needs for creation of a personalized plan.

Clinical Care and Problem Solving

  • Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation related to workplace exposures and injuries
  • Independent medical evaluations
  • Assessment and solution of ergonomic problems
  • Routine occupational medical services, such as prescreenings for work and return to work
  • Clinical toxicology consultation to determine or exclude illness from toxins/
  • Evaluating sick building syndrome and indoor air quality

Program Development and Evaluation

  • Design of new occupational health programs or evaluation of current programs
  • Assistance with workplace issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Development of Right-to-Know and Hazard Communication policies and procedures
  • Case management of worker's compensation claims
  • Health and safety program development and management
  • Development of hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs
  • Evaluation and audit of medical services, including chart reviews
  • Consultation about health service benefits and insurance plans
  • Development of Wellness Programs to reflect needs of the employee population (i.e., Quit Smoking Programs, Health Screenings)
  • Development of Medical Emergency Response Teams including CPR and First Aid Training for First Responders


  • Periodic evaluation of workers to detect workplace hazards or excessive exposure levels
  • Management of medical surveillance programs and compliance with OSHA standards
  • Biomonitoring for toxins
  • Hazardous waste worker surveillance examinations
  • Drug testing

Psychosocial Services

  • Counseling and psychotherapy
  • Surveillance / Assessment of neurocognitive and psychiatric effects of neurotoxicants
  • Creation of employee assistance programs and advisory services
  • Development of stress management programs
  • Development of needs assessments for employee groups, including retreats and formation of focus groups

Industrial Hygiene Evaluation

  • Ergonomic evaluation
  • Air sampling