Health and Wellness

Keeping You Safe At Work

Animal Allergies

There are many animals that may cause an animal care worker to develop an allergic reaction, especially if the worker is sensitive to animal allergens.

CMV Exposure in Pregnancy

Occupational Health provides advice on protecting pregnant workers from CMV infection.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, usually causes mild infections, but for those who are pregnant or immunosuppressed, it can be serious.

Exposure to Pertussis

Pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough, is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract that can be serious, especially in small children.

Exposure to Resistant Bacteria in Pregnancy

Hospital workers should be aware of resistant bacteria and how to prevent transmitting these among patients or contracting an infection themselves.

Hand Dermatitis in Healthcare Workers

Hand dermatitis involves dry, cracked or red skin that can be painful. Healthcare workers are susceptible to hand dermatitis due to frequent hand washing.

Hand Hygiene-Help Stop the Spread of Germs!

Help stop the spread of germs by following the proper techniques of hand washing.

Hearing Conservation Program

The Hearing Conservation Program is designed to protect the hearing of at-risk workers. Anyone who has potential exposure to high levels of occupational noise is required to undergo initial and annual training.

Hepatitis B

Anyone who is at risk for contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials is strongly encouraged to receive the hepatitis B vaccine series.

Measles (Rubeola)

VUMC faculty and staff born after 1956 are required to be vaccinated against measles unless they have laboratory-proven immunity to measles.

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