Environmental, Health and Safety Services

OHAP Introduction


The Occupational Health Assurance Program (OHAP) provides medical monitoring for Virginia Tech employees whose job duties present specific, potential health risks. The monitoring performed helps the university assure that the controls that are being used to reduce employee exposure to these health risks are actually working as intended. This is accomplished by verifying that employees are not showing medical signs or symptoms of exposure. The program also provides necessary vaccinations and titers for individuals who have substantial animal contact or work with infectious agents including bloodborne pathogens. Finally, OHAP supports university compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Centers for Disease Control standards and other authorities requiring medical surveillance.


Employees whose job duties present specific, potential health risks are provided medical examinations, medical tests, and immunizations and titers as required by regulation or standards. These services are provided at no cost to the employee. Employees are allowed to participate during normal work hours, whenever possible.


Employees that meet one or more of the program's Entrance Criteria, as outlined in this document, are provided services under this program.