Special Feature: UTHSCT Recognizes NIOSH 50th Anniversary
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is celebrating 50 years of existence! NIOSH exemplifies the commitment and passion to workplace safety and health. To learn more, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about/50thanniversary.html.
What is TIOSH®
The Texas Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (TIOSH®) is the occupational and environmental medicine program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, the clinic is located within the UT Health East Texas North Campus Riter Center. TIOSH® was created to offer a total program concept to assist companies and their employees in meeting the goal of a safer and healthier workplace. By design, TIOSH® maintains UT Health Science Center’s three-pronged mission, which is to provide patient care and to conduct education and research. Our team consists of experts from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Community and Rural Health, the UTHSCT Occupational Medicine Clinic, and the Occupational Medicine Residency Program.
TIOSH® not only emphasizes occupational medicine from the diagnostic and therapeutic standpoints, but also promotes occupational health from the classic safety as well as preventive approaches. TIOSH® plays a critical consultative role in policy development for the industry and fulfills a variety of educational and training needs.
The Occupational Health Clinic is a member of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC). AOEC is a national network of clinical facilities dedicated to research and education as well as the prevention and treatment of occupational/environmental diseases.
The occupational health specialists at UT Health East Texas North Campus are here to help local companies manage the health and well-being of their employees through a wide range of services.
Services Available Through TIOSH®
Occupational Health Clinic Services
- Pre-placement exams.
- Medical surveillance (e.g., benzene, asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, etc.).
- Periodic health assessments.
- Department of Transportation (DOT) exams.
- Respirator-clearance exams.
- Travel exams and vaccinations.
- Pure tone audiometry (meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] standards).
- Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation-certified technicians.
- DOT and non-DOT drug screen collection.
- DOT and non-DOT breath alcohol testing.
- Respirator-clearance evaluations.
- Respirator-fit testing.
- Chest X-ray.
- Certified B-reading capability.
- Ishihara color-vision testing.
- Titmus and Snellen vision screening.
- Plant walk-through.
- Industrial-hazard evaluation.
- Assistance with regulatory compliance.
- Bloodborne pathogen exposure.
- Clinical consults.
For more information, contact:
11937 U.S. Hwy 271
Tyler, TX 75708
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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Mask versus Respirator
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