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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

Organizational Chart Organizational Chart

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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 - JH TB Trained Staff (Internal Use Only & JHED ID Required).  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)
  • B/P, Pulse
  • Review of health history

ADA Compliance

Job assessments and employee assessments for accommodation Handicapped parking as necessary

Physician Immunization

Review of records and immunize as necessary

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 Ellen Bibb at 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
The Church Home Professional Office Building
98 North Broadway, Room 421
Baltimore, MD 21231
Office 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
3400 North Charles Street
W-601 Wyman Park Building
Baltimore, MD 21218
Office 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

Frances Humphrey-Carothers CRNP - Associate Director

East Baltimore Campus

Deborah Aksamit - CPR Office Mgr.
Lori Jennings - Occupational Health Nurse
Randi Young - Administrative Coordinator
Deborah Dooley, BSN, RN
Ellen Bibb, BSN, RN
Tamra Driver, BSN, RN
Mary Henderson, BSN, RN
Jill Howell, BSN, RN
Cynthia White, BSN, RN
Colleen Espinosa, BSN, RN
Therese Craig, CRNP
Janine Kargul, CRNP
Marcie Ambrose, CRNP
Minnie Sanders, CRNP
Margaret Kushner, RN
Lavonne Sewell, RN
Linda Yaffe
Latia Harris
Kaitlyn Ciuchta
Shirley Kappel
Adrienne Wilson
Selena Noble
Rakiyla Govantes
Diane Brown

JH TB Trained Staff (Internal Use Only & JHED ID Required)

Homewood Campus

Therese Craig, CRNP - Occupational Health Nurse
Debby Mills - Administrative Assistant (dmills@jhu.edu)
Carol Schopman, RN - Occupational Health Nurse Manager (cschopman@jhu.edu)

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Health, Safety, and Environment News and Announcements

ALERTS RSSRSS

Updated Policy - HSE026 - Means of Egress, HSE027 - Decorations (7/23/2014)

Updated Policy - HSE406 - Fire Incident Respnosibilities In JHH (5/22/2014)

Occupational Health - The 2013–2014 Flu Season Is Winding Down (4/14/2014)

NEWS PodcastsRSS

HSE policies have been moved to the Hopkins Policies Online (HPO) website (7/8/14)

Updated Policy - HSE policies have been reviewed, updated and approved by the Joint Committee (9/20/13)

 
 
 
 
 

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