Biosafety Occupational Health

bohpbanner

Welcome to the Texas A&M Biosafety Occupational Health Program!

The Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program (BOHP) provides occupational health services to personnel at occupational risk of exposure to animals or to infectious biohazards (Biosafety Level 2, BSL-2 or higher) in the course of their participation in IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) or IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) permitted research, teaching or diagnostic activities.

 

The BOHP provides its participants with access to educational resources, access to occupational health services, and access to a competent occupational health provider. Specifically, the BOHP addresses and aims to mitigate exposure risks to the following:

 

1.     Biohazardous materials handled in IBC permitted research, teaching or diagnostic laboratories at BSL-2 or higher including:

  • Human pathogens or zoonotic pathogens of animals;
  • Materials potentially containing human pathogens (e.g. human or non-human primate blood, body fluids, unfixed tissues, or cell lines- including commercially available lines);
  • Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and cells, organisms, and viruses containing such molecules; and
  • Biological Select Agents and Toxins.

 2.    Animals, or their tissues, body fluids, or wastes.

 

For all chemical, radiation, or physical hazard exposures, please contact Texas A&M Environmental Health and Safety at EHSD.occ.health@tamu.edu.

 

 

Enroll in the Biosafety Occupational Health Program

BOHP uses a web based portal that allows individuals to participate quickly and easily. 

Click here to begin > Biosafety Occupational Health Web Portal

  • Sign in with your NetID username and password
  • Click on "Occupational Health"
  • If you are not the Principal Investigator (PI), select your Principal Investigator as your PI/Supervisor (please do not select a lab manager as your supervisor)