OHSP Requirements

Occupational Health & Safety Program (OHSP) Requirements

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Occupational Health & Safety Program (OHSP) is a personnel protection program directed at risk assessment, risk management, risk education, and preventive medicine (health maintenance). This program is designed for personnel who have direct contact with animals, their viable tissues, body fluids, wastes or living quarters.


Enrollment in this program is required for all personnel for which UNMC has responsibility and who have animal, animal tissue contact or contact with animal caging or living quarters. This includes but is not limited to principal investigators, research animal attendants, professional research assistants, research technicians, graduate students, post doctoral students, part-time student employees, faculty, residents, visiting professors, service personnel, security and facilities personnel. A post-job offer, pre-employment health evaluation is a condition of employment for individuals with known research or teaching animal involvement. This may directly affect the species with which the individual is cleared to work with.

Obtaining Occupational Health Service

The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) Employee Health Service has been established as the principal program facility wherein users can obtain the required approval. However, any physician can provide the required certification signature following approval by NMC Employee Health personnel.

Financial Responsibility

The UNMC (Central Administration) provides resources to assure central program function. Each Department, grant or research cost center provides fund support for costs for personnel enrolled in the program.

Employee Health
Employee Health Clinic
The Nebraska Medical Center - Clarkson Hospital
987526 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7526