Elective Goals


The OSHA Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing (OOMN) supports OSHA field staff in their enforcement actions in a consultation process. In addition, OOMN supports the health surveillance of its field staff, responds to inquiries from the regulated community, and participates in the broad development of Federal policies.

Residents participate in the field enforcement consultation process:

  • Assembling information on new field consultation requests
  • Reviewing the scientific literature in support of emerging problems
  • Writing consultation reports to support field citations; the consultation reports may provide an opportunity to contribute to the scientific literature
  • Participating in one site visit (when feasible)

Residents develop policy analysis skills in existing and new OSHA standards and guidance by:

  • Responding to inquiries from the regulated community, i.e., employers, workers, and the public at large (the "e-corr process")
  • Addressing policy inquiries from other OSHA Directorates and the field
  • Participating in formal lectures

Evaluation of residents is based on the Rotation Goals and Objectives, and a home institution evaluation form.