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Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management
The Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM) is staffed by a variety of healthcare professionals. At present the staff includes four full-time physicians, two part-time physicians, a registered nurse, and a Health Scientist. The OOM physicians represent a multidisciplinary team and are board certified in several areas, including occupational medicine, family practice and clinical pharmacology.
By supplying a unique body of clinical knowledge to OSHA, the Office of Occupational Medicine staff participate in nearly all aspects of the agency’s activities. OOM physicians have participated in the development of new standards and guidance, as well as fatality investigations and field enforcement cases.
The diversity of our staff allows the Office of Occupational Medicine to pursue a variety of projects. Our registered nurse coordinates the office's clinical activities, such as the Compliance Officer Medical Examination program and OSHA beryllium monitoring. Our Health Scientist prepares and coordinates Medical Access Orders and handles other OOM projects along with our program analyst.
The staff is also dedicated to excellence in teaching. They are actively involved in the education of resident physicians, as well as of the many health and safety professionals within the agency. Collectively, the OOM staff bring breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to the agency and are integral to OSHA’s ongoing mission to protect worker health and safety.
The OSHA Occupational Medicine Elective is a great opportunity to work on some of the most challenging cases in occupational medicine. Very frequently our consults involve researching a question and rendering a medical opinion that has not been definitively addressed by the scientific literature. We have worked very hard to maximize the educational component of the elective while still maintaining time to enjoy the Washington DC experience.