Our doctors and health and safety specialists help lab managers develop and implement programs geared to improving productivity, work quality, and safety in labs. We evaluate and treat workplace injuries, consult on occupational health and safety issues, and perform medical clearance examinations for laboratory personnel working with hazardous chemicals and research animals.
Employer Services at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health
Researchers who work with animals face a variety of occupational health risks, including allergic reactions and injuries such as bites, scratches, and kicks. To prevent accidents, most employers require pre-placement and vivarium certification to determine whether laboratory personnel are physically fit to perform animal care and handling. At Mount Sinai’s Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, our team of physicians and health and safety specialists can assess employees and provide medical clearances. We also perform consultation, testing, immunizations, and exams, all geared to the specific laboratory conditions, hazards, and species appropriate for the individual researcher.