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Health Services Program Overview

Title:

Health Services Program Overview

Publication date:

8/13/2013

Effective date:

2/15/2007

BRIEF

Policy Summary

Berkeley Lab offers a Health Services Program to protect and promote the health of employees. This document outlines the functions delegated to Health Services.

Who Should Read This Policy

All Berkeley Lab employees

To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

The POLICY tab on this wiki page

To Read the ES&H Program Details, Go To:

http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH03.html#_Toc407014423

Contact Information

Site Occupational Medical Director
Peter Lichty, MD, MOH
(510) 486-6266
pdlichty@lbl.gov

or

Health Services Program Manager
Susan Broadway, NP, COHN-S
(510) 486-6266
scbroadway@lbl.gov

Title:

Health Services Program Overview

Publication date:

8/13/2013

Effective date:

2/15/2007

POLICY

A. Purpose

In accordance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) offers a Health Services Program to protect and promote the health of employees. This document outlines the functions and authorities delegated to Health Services.

B. Persons Affected

Eligible Berkeley Lab employees and affiliates, and selected job candidates (eligible workers include any Laboratory employee who works more than 30 days a year on site or is enrolled in a Laboratory medical surveillance program)

C. Exceptions

None

D. Policy Statement

In accordance with DOE regulations, Berkeley Lab offers a Health Services Program to protect and promote the health of the Laboratory community in coordination with Laboratory benefits programs.

Berkeley Lab’s Health Services Program, clinic, and offices are located on site, in the Building 26 medical facility. The program includes functions assigned to the Site Occupational Medical Director (SOMD) and the Health Services Clinical Services staff.

  1. Site Occupational Medical Director: The SOMD is a physician assigned responsibility for the overall Health Services Program, along with additional responsibilities assigned to the position. Current responsibilities include:
    1. Planning and implementation of the Health Services Program (which includes Clinical Services, Disability Management, and the HARC Office) in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
    2. Participation in worker protection teams
    3. Supervision of Health Services staff
    4. Serving as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Officer for the Laboratory
    5. Representing the Laboratory to the Energy Facility Contractors Occupational Medical Director's group
    6. Monitoring the health hazards of the Laboratory's research activities, and advising management on health risks and appropriate preventive actions
    7. Participating as a member of the Laboratory's Biosafety Committee
    8. Chairing the Laboratory's Human Subjects Committee
    9. Membership on the Crisis Action Committee
    10. Membership in the DOE Human Subjects Working Group
  2. Clinical Services: Clinical Services is responsible for:
    1. Providing medical evaluations and guidance for eligible injured or ill workers
    2. Providing first aid to Berkeley Lab staff and affiliates
    3. Initiating workers' compensation claims for work-related injuries and illnesses
    4. Assisting with medical emergencies within the limitations of the resources available
    5. Implementing the Medical Surveillance Program
    6. Providing prescription safety glasses
    7. Initiating the DOE accident investigation process for accidents involving injuries
    8. Implementing the Health Promotion Program and
    9. Implementing the Medical Evaluation Program for new hires, transfers, and terminated employees

E. Roles and Responsibilities

See PUB-3000, Chapter 3, for roles and responsibilities related to the execution of this policy's implementation.

Role

Responsibility

Site Occupational Medical Director

Responsibilities are listed above

Berkeley Lab management

Must provide occupational health providers access to the workplace and include the occupational health provider in worker safety teams

F. Definitions/Acronyms

See PUB-3000, Chapter 3, for technical terms related to the details of this policy and its implementation.

Term

Definition

Eligible worker

A Berkeley Lab employee who works more than 30 days a year on site, or is enrolled in a Laboratory medical surveillance program

G. Recordkeeping Requirements

Role

Recordkeeping Requirement

Health Services

Maintains confidential medical records of employees participating in on-site health promotion activities.

Berkeley Lab management

  1. Notifies Health Services when an employee has been off work for five days due to illness or injury
  2. Provides occupational health providers access to the workplace for evaluation of job conditions
  3. Provides occupational health providers information on, and the opportunity to participate in, worker safety and health team meetings and committees

H. Implementing Documents

Document Number

Other Reference

Title

Type

02.013.002.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 3

Health Services

Program

02.13.003.001

PUB-3000, Ch.3.6

Preplacement and Job Transfer Examinations

Program

07.07.023.001

 

Non-ionizing Radiation

Program

07.07.022.001

 

Noise

Program

07.07.005.001

 

Chemical Safety Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.002.001

 

Asbestos Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.019.001

 

Lead Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.003.001

 

Beryllium Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.032.001

 

Respiratory Protection

Program

07.07.013.001

 

Exposure Assessment

Program

07.07.025.001

 

Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks

Program

07.07.008.001

 

Cranes, Hoisting, and Rigging Safety

Program

07.07.004.001

 

Biosafety

Program

I. Related Berkeley Lab Policies

  • Medical Separation Policy, 02.12.002.000
  • Medical Return-to-Work Policy, 02.07.026.000
  • Workers' Compensation Policy, 02.06.008.000

J. Contact Information

Site Occupational Medical Director
Peter Lichty, MD, MOH
(510) 486-6266
pdlichty@lbl.gov

or

Health Services Program Manager
Sue Broadway, NP, COHN-S
(510) 486-6266
scbroadway@lbl.gov

K. Revision History

Date

Revision

By whom

Revision Description

Section(s) affected

Change Type

1/2/2012

1

P. Lichty

Rewrite for RPM

All

Minor

8/13/2013

1.1

P. Lichty

Remove Health Services responsibilities and references for HARC and
Disability Management

Policy Statement, Roles and Responsibilities, Definitions

Minor

DOCUMENT INFORMATION

Title:

Health Services Program Overview

Document number

02.13.002.000

Revision number

1.1

Publication date:

8/13/2013

Effective date:

2/15/2007

Next review date:

8/13/2016

Policy Area:

Health Services

RPM Section (home)

Human Resources

RPM Section (cross-reference)

none

Functional Division

EHS

Prior reference information (optional)

PUB-3000, Chapter 3, Section 3.2

Source Requirements Documents

  • 10 CFR 851, Appendix A, Section 8, Occupational Medicine
  • DOE 443.1B, Protection of Human Research Subjects
  • 10 CFR 745, Protection of Human Subjects
  • 45 CFR 46, Protection of Human Subjects

Related Berkeley Lab Policies

  • Medical Separation Policy, 02.12.002.000
  • Medical Return-to-Work Policy, 02.07.026.000
  • Workers' Compensation Policy, 02.06.008.000

Implementing Documents

Document Number

Other Reference

Title

Type

02.013.002.001

PUB-3000, Chapter 3

Health Services

Program

02.13.003.001

PUB-3000, Ch.3.6

Preplacement and Job Transfer Examinations

Program

07.07.023.001

 

Non-ionizing Radiation

Program

07.07.022.001

 

Noise

Program

07.07.005.001

 

Chemical Safety Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.002.001

 

Asbestos Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.019.001

 

Lead Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.003.001

 

Beryllium Hazards and Controls

Program

07.07.032.001

 

Respiratory Protection

Program

07.07.013.001

 

Exposure Assessment

Program

07.07.025.001

 

Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks

Program

07.07.008.001

 

Cranes, Hoisting, and Rigging Safety

Program

07.07.004.001

 

Biosafety

Program

Other References

  • DOE G 440.1-8, Implementation Guide for Use with 10 CFR Part 851, Worker Safety and Health Programs

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