Workplace Health

519-661-2047
519-661-2016 (fax)

Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Support Services Building
Room 4159

A full-time Occupational Health Nurse is available for medical treatment of occupational and non-occupational illness/injuries, and general health concerns. Emergency care is provided as needed.

Occupational Health Surveillance

Health screening is available for all Western employees with identified potential workplace hazards.  This is to provide protection of employee health against any health and safety hazards that may be found in their work environment.

In order to schedule a Pre-Placement Health Assessment, a Hazard Communication Form (HCF) must be completed by your supervisor and sent electronically to Workplace Health, either by yourself, your supervisor or Human Resources. Once your HCF has been received, you will be contacted to set up an appointment.

The Pre-Placement Health Assessment visit consists of discussing the potential hazards/exposures listed on the (HCF) that are specific to the individual's job. A general medical history is taken and immunizations are updated as needed. You will then be placed on an annual medical health surveillance program.

Employees who may be exposed to any workplace hazards are recalled each year for an Annual Health Review. During the Annual Health Review, the employee's potential workplace hazards are reviewed and discussed, blood work is taken as needed, immunizations are updated as needed, and any job concerns are discussed.

If necessary, an employee's Health Surveillance Program will be updated to meet any job changes or employee needs.

COVID-19 Testing

Western students, staff and faculty are eligible to get COVID-19 test without an appointment at the Western COVID-19 Testing Centre (located in the Western Student Recreation Centre) if they meet certain criteria. For more information about on-campus COVID testing, please visit the COVID website.

Flu Immunization Clinic

For more information, please visit the Flu Clinic website. Flu vaccinations are administered yearly to protect against influenza (the flu). The vaccination is updated each year because the virus that causes influenza continues to change. Continue to watch for clinic dates and times to be advertised throughout the fall and winter.

Blood Pressure Screening

This service is available to all employees at Western. Employees can have their blood pressure monitored regularly at Workplace Health. Readings are then given to employees for review by their family doctor.  You may also learn ways to lower your blood pressure by talking with the nurse and/or picking up blood pressure handouts.

Allergy Injections

Allergy injections are available on-site to all employees. Simply bring in your serum and your shot can be administered by nursing staff.

Immunizations

Different immunizations are available as needed, including Tetenus/Diptheria, Hepatitis B and Rabies. TB skin testing is also provided. Requests for travel immunization are referred to off-site travel clinics.


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