Prevention Medicine Services

Occupational Health Services provides the following Preventive Medicine Services to UC Davis faculty, staff, and student employees:

Department of Motor Vehicle Exams

Medical exams are required for Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Commercial Drivers every two years if healthy. Otherwise, as often as health concerns require per DMV regulations.

Haz Mat Physical Exams

Haz Mat Physicals (Cal/OSHA Title 8, 5192): Personnel involved in Hazardous Materials Cleanup (e.g. firefighters) are required to have a medical evaluation prior to working with Hazardous materials and annually thereafter. Hearing Conservation Program  Noise survey and evaluation is mandated under Cal-OSHA regulations (8 CCR 5095-5100). These regulations require employers to monitor noise exposure levels in a manner that will accurately identify employees who are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels (dBA). In order to comply with Cal-OSHA regulations, UC Davis requires employees exposed at or above a time-weighted average of 85 dBA to participate in the Hearing Conservation Program (HCP).

HIV/SIV Counseling Program

UC Davis has a significant and growing number of research and diagnostic projects dealing with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), and related strains of these viruses. Since personnel may be exposed to these retroviruses, and the consequences of HIV infection are serious, the University has developed procedures to provide information, counseling, and voluntary confidential testing for employees working with these agents.

Mandated Medical Monitoring Programs

Federal and State laws require the University to provide specific tests and ongoing medical surveillance to employees who perform certain work in order to ensure their health and safety and to protect the University from liability issues. these laws and regulations are outlined in relevant sections of UCD Policy and Procedure. Refer to specific Post Offer Medical Surveillance Programs to determine if medical monitoring is required.

Police Officer Standards and Training Physical

Peace Officer Medical Evaluation: UCD Police Officers are required to participate in a pre-placement medical evaluation to comply with State Law (2 Cal. Gov. Code 1031(f)) and Police Officer Standards and Training (POST Regulation 1002(a)(7)).

Respirator Protection Program

Respirators are required when employees or students on campus are involved in work settings that may expose them to chemicals or dust in the air that are at harmful levels. In some shops, laboratories, medical facilities, and maintenance environments the air may at times become contaminated with materials that are hazardous to breathe. The UC Davis Respiratory Protection Program establishes guidelines for the use of respirators to protect the health of employees and students who, during their normal duties, are or potentially could be exposed to hazardous substances or atmospheres. This program includes all respirators having a "NIOSH" mark on them. Dust masks that do not have a "NIOSH" mark are not considered respirators and may be used without a medical clearance, respirator fit test or training. Respirators should always be used as a last resort of personal protection, after first working to engineer out the hazard and exhausting all options of administrative controls.

Travel Immunization Services

Physician consultations for prophylaxis of traveler's diarrhea, malaria, etc. Vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, measles, meningoccocal, polio, tetanus & diptheria, typhoid, rabies, and yellow fever are available. Vaccinia and botulism vaccinations are also available, but they are restricted to certain occupational risk groups.The CDC Traveler's Health website is an excellent resource.

Completion of the Travel Questionnaire is required prior to the medical appointment at Occupational Health Services.