Medical Surveillance

Op2.07-12 Medical Surveillance

The Director of Environmental Management will not perform tasks requiring use of respirators unless it has been determined that his/her health and physical condition will enable him/her to do so safely.  A program of regular medical monitoring will be paid using the Environmental Management budget and provided at no cost to the employee.  A baseline physical examination of the employee will be conducted annually.  The examining physician will be asked to sign a Respirator Use Medical Certification stating that the user is physically able to work while wearing a respirator.  The respirator user's medical status will be reviewed annually or as determined by the health care practitioner in his written medical opinion.