BOHP Occupational Health Program Privacy Notice
The Texas A&M University (TAMU) Biosafety Occupational Health Program (BOHP) provides occupational health services to research and operations personnel identified as at risk of exposure to infectious biohazards (including Bloodborne pathogens) or animal allergens in Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) permitted spaces, or in University facilities where animals are treated or housed.
Enrollment and participation in the BOHP require that we collect personal information (PI) (e.g. name, DOB, phone number). The PI that you are asked to provide is necessary for us to facilitate access to health services provided by a board-certified Occupational Health Provider (OHP). The BOHP respects your right to privacy and has a professional responsibility to safeguard your confidentiality. The Research Technology Services office in the TAMU Division of Research ensures that any confidential information collected by the BOHP and the OHP is protected from unauthorized or indiscriminate release and is compliant with applicable state and federal regulations for the collection, use, storage, and transmission of PI. The following discloses our policy for collecting and disseminating your information:
- The BOHP and OHP collect what is necessary to assess and mitigate your risk of exposure to infectious biohazards or animal allergens;
- The OHP will only share your PI as necessary for treatment, payment of health services, for the purpose of evaluating workplace accommodations or workplace suitability, or for the purpose of providing emergency care and treatment by another healthcare provider;
- The OHP maintains employee health records in a secured location. Only authorized personnel have access to these records.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.