Biosafety Occupational Health
in the Biosafety Occupational Health Program at Texas A&M University.
Occupational health services are provided by two entities on campus based on the occupational risk exposure. If you are unsure of which office to contact, see Occupational Health at Texas A&M.
The Biosafety Occupational Health Program is an integral part of the Office of Research Compliance and Biosafety. Its mission is to ensure that all people potentially exposed to hazardous biological agents in the course of their activities at Texas A&M institutions are offered the best possible information regarding those hazards and access to competent occupational health medicine services and providers.
Due to recent changes, all researchers associated with the Texas A&M Health Science Center will now receive occupational health services by contacting OHP@tamhsc.edu.
Hazardous and potentially hazardous biological agents include the following:
- Microorganisms which may cause disease in humans, including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, chlamydial, rickettsial, viral, and prion disease agents;
- Microorganisms in human or non-human primate body fluids, tissues, or wastes (e.g., bloodborne pathogens), including human or non-human cell culture (primary or continuous);
- Microorganisms in animals (e.g., zoonotic diseases);
- Items contaminated with animal or human body fluids, tissues, or wastes;
- Plant and animal toxins; and
- Plant and animal allergens.