Quick Start Guide
Program: Health Services
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
To whom are Health Services available?
Health Services are available to and, in some circumstances, required for LBNL full-time employees, part-time employees who work 30 days in a 12-month period, and employees who participate in a medical surveillance program.
The role of Health Services:
- Ensure that employees are physically able to perform assigned duties
- Ensure that employees with an occupational illness or injury receive medical care and rehabilitation
- Provide emergency treatment for serious illnesses and injuries
- Oversee research involving animal and human subjects
Report every injury sustained while performing LBNL-assigned tasks, no matter how minor, to your manager, supervisor, or work lead, and to health services.
Voluntary and Required Health Services:
- Voluntary Health Services:
Required Health Services:
- First aid and initial assessment of injuries and illness, referrals to outside medical providers, as appropriate
- Preplacement and job-transfer examinations (voluntary unless a regulatory requirement states otherwise) (see Section 3.6 (Preplacement and Job Transfer Examinations))
- Periodic examinations on an age-related schedule (see Section 3.7, (Periodic Examinations))
- Medical Surveillance Program for employees who may be at risk from health hazards at work (see Section 3.9 (Medical Surveillance Program))
- Fitting and dispensing prescription safety glasses (free of charge); performing refractions (for a fee)
- Pregnancy: Discussion of work environment and the possible need for changes to protect an employee or her baby (also see Chapter 21 (Radiation Safety), Section 21.9.4 (Declared Pregnant Workers))
- Immunizations for work-related risks or travel and, in some instances, for influenza
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for confidential consultation, assessment, and referral for personal, emotional, or work-related challenges (for information, see LBNL Employee Assistance Program)
- Wellness Program for health promotion
- Case management
- Users of Class 3B and 4 lasers: Eye examinations are required before working with these lasers and after any accidental exposure (contact ext. 6266 for an appointment).
- Employees with a nonoccupational illness or injury must report to Health Services before returning to work after being ill or injured and absent from work for five or more consecutive workdays.
- Employees with an occupational illness or injury must:
- Inform a manager, supervisor, or work lead of the illness or injury AT THE EARLIEST SIGN OF DISCOMFORT.
- Report to Health Services before returning to work after missing ≥ 1 full workday. Off-site employees may call Health Services to be advised whether they need to physically come to Health Services.
- Employees exposed to radiological accidents: In the event of contamination by radioactive isotopes or possible activation by high-energy beams, employees may undergo a whole-body count and radiochemical analysis of urine.
- Employees terminating employment are encouraged to complete a questionnaire and may be advised to have a termination examination.
Where to find out more:
- LBNL Health and Safety Manual (PUB-3000), Chapter 3, (Health Services)
- The Health Services Web site
Whom to contact for help:
For emergencies: contact ext. 7911.
- For first aid:
- From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., workdays: Call ext. 6266 or visit Health Services in Building 26, top floor.
- All other times: Call the Fire Department at ext. 7911.
- For additional, nonurgent questions: contact Peter Lichty, MD, at PDLichty@lbl.gov; ext. 6267.