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Occupational Health

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About Us

Both East Baltimore and Homewoord Occupational Health Services supports all levels of Johns Hopkins Medical and University Institutions in the pursuit of a quality work environment that is free from recognized health, safety, and environment risks and is in compliance with applicable regulations. We provide direct access to professional expertise for employees in their pursuit of health and well being.

The vision of the Occupational Health Services as a part of Health Safety and Environment is a recognized partner of the Johns Hopkins Institution management team. Our technical knowledge is accepted as a valued and added service to the organization. Our proactive approach to collaborating, facilitating, and educating distinguishes us as a premier model in our field.

  • ­Increase health and safety awareness education to all Hopkins employees.
  • Facilitate regulatory compliance and avoid violations.
  • Identify and define areas of management / employee responsibility and accountability in the HSE arena.
  • Provide services in an innovative, cost effective manner.
  • ­Establish, implement and review measurements.
  • ­Foster ongoing cooperative, supportive relationships with our customers.
  • ­Obtain and utilize resources and tools for maximum performance and productivity.
  • ­Foster a creative, open work environment with supports out team, as well as individual, professional growth

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Our Services

Preventive Medicine | Pre-Employment Health Screening | Employee Assistance | Occupational Injury | Training | Other

Preventive Medicine

Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Rubeola (measles)
  • MMR (mumps, measles, rubeola)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Tetanus
  • Vaccinia (smallpox)
  • Rabies
  • Influenza (flu)

Surveillance

  • Tuberculosis - Screening for employees annually as required by regulations and for exposures to TB.  Have questions about Tuberculosis Screening? Read these FAQs
  • Hearing Conservation - Scheduling and reviewing hearing test then interviewing all exposed employees
  • Respirator Program - Medical assessment including pulmonary function testing of all employees identified as needing to wear a respirator in their job assignment
  • Laser Program - Scheduling and evaluation of all employees with laser exposure
  • Ethylene Oxide Program - Periodic testing of employees with exposure as necessary

INH Evaluation

Evaluation and treatment as necessary for PPD converters

Communicable Disease Exposure

Evaluation and treatment of all employees identified as being exposed to patients with a communicable or contagious disease, i.e., varicella, meningitis, pertussis

HIV Testing

Free, confidential testing provided upon employee's request.

Pre-Employment Health Screening

  • Blood work for Hct, STS, and Titers (Hep B, rubella, rubeola, varicella
  • Vision check
  • Urinalysis / drug screening
  • TB testing (Have questions about Tuberculosis Screening? Read these FAQs)
  • Tdap vaccination
  • B/P, Pulse
  • Review of health history

ADA Compliance

Job assessments and employee assessments for accommodation Handicapped parking as necessary

Physician Credentialing

  • Review of records 
  • Immunize as necessary
  • Urine Drug Screening

Return-to-duty Clearance

Employees absent from work for more than X days of due to a communicable or contagious disease. Employees with non-job related injuries / accidents Hospitalization / out-patient procedures.

Employee Assistance

Health Screening

  • Employees c/o being sick at work
  • Evaluation for ability to continue at work
  • B/P checks

Health Evaluation

Employees are referred by supervisors prior to entering the disciplinary process for evaluation to assess medical problems affecting the employee's ability to work.

Drug Testing

Random and for cause drug testing of employees referred by supervisors or substance abuse counselors

Hearings

  • Unemployment
  • Grievance
  • EEO testimony

Occupational Injuries

The Department of Occupational Health Services provides immediate treatment for all work related injuries and illness. We provide referrals to specialists within the Johns Hopkins Institutions and effective case management for injury prevention and control.

Homewood Campus

If you are injured at work, please notify your supervisor immediately and contact the Homewood Office of Occupational Health Services at 410.516.0450.

If an injury should occur on a night shift or weekend, please seek the appropriate medical treatment and follow-up with the Department of Occupational Health Services the next business day.

East Baltimore Campus

If you are injured at work due to an occupational injury please notify your supervisor immediately and contact the Injury Clinic Office in the Johns Hopkins Hospital at 410.955.6433.

For more information click HERE to visit the Injury Clinic Office.

Employee Incident Report Form & the Occupational Health Services Employee Information Form are available at the Health and Safety Forms web page.

Training

For more information click HERE to visit the Training page

Other

For more details about the following programs or services, please see below

Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP)

Submission Instructions: The form should be submitted to Occupational Health Services. Please print out and fax the completed form to 410.955.1617.

Authorization for Release of Medical Records

Submission Instructions: Save and e-mail the form to Molly Price. Do not Fax.

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Contact Us

East Baltimore Campus

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Occupational Health Services
Location: The Church Home Professional Office Building
98 North Broadway, Room 421
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone: 410-955-6211
Fax: 410-955-1617

Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Shuttle service is available between the Hospital campus and the Church Professional Building.

Homewood Campus

We are located on the 6th floor of the Wyman Park Building.

The Johns Hopkins University
Occupational Health Services
Location: 3400 North Charles Street
W-601 Wyman Park Building
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone: 410-516-0450
Fax: 410-516-0452

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

From NORTH: Take 83S towards Baltimore City. Take 28th Street exit. Proceed on 28th Street to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard and continue through one traffic light. Get into the left lane and turn left onto Wyman Park Drive. The center is on the left.

From SOUTH: Get onto 295 North and proceed towards Baltimore City. After the first two traffic lights on Russell Street and adjacent to the stadium, there will be a right hand turn-off for Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right and stay in the left lane. The on-ramp will circle around (passing Camden Yards) and take you onto MLK Boulevard. Proceed on MLK Boulevard to Howard Street. Turn left onto Howard. After the 29th Street intersection, get into the left lane and turn left at Wyman Park Drive. The center is on the left.

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Our Staff

Occupational Health Services:

Frances Humphrey-Carothers, CRNP - Associate Director
Joan Hovatter, CRNP - Assistant Director
Deborah Dooley, BSN, RN - Clinical Nurse Manager
Margaret (Peggy) Kushner, BSN, RN, COHN
Ruth Callaghan, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Mary Higgins, BSN, RN
Tamra (Tammy) Driver, BSN, RN
Lavonne Sewell, MSN, RN
Lori Jennings, BSN, RN
Jenna Rice, MSN, RN-SC
Donna Disney, BSN, RN
Lauren Madan, BSN, RN
Clint Darby, RN
Diane (Ginger) Brown - CMA

Tia Williams - CMA
Jontae Fisher - CMA
Linda Yaffe - Admin Supervisor
Rebecca Aksamit - OHS Coordinator
Kait Ciuchta - OHS Coordinator
Latia Harris - OHS Coordinator
Marie Holden - OHS Coordinator
Shirley Kappel - OHS Coordinator
Adrienne Wilson - OHS Coordinator
Audrey Hall - Data Entry Operator

Employee Health & Wellness Clinic

Minnie Sanders, CRNP - Manager
Colleen Espinosa, BSN, RN - Case Manager
Cynthia White, BSN, RN
Selena Noble - Administrator

Homewood Campus

Carol Schopman, RN - Occupational Health Nurse Manager (cschopman@jhu.edu)
Sherryl Kiely - Administrative Coordinator (skiely1@jhu.edu)

CPR Office

Deborah Aksamit –BSN, RN - CPR Office Manager
Heather Newton, BS, RN
Ken Ford - Project Coordinator
Tiffany Koontz - Administrative Coordinator

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