The Texas Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (TIOSH) is the occupational and environmental medicine program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. TIOSH was created to offer a total program concept to assist companies and their employees in meeting the goal of a safer and healthier workplace and by design maintains the Health Center’s three pronged mission to provide patient care and to conduct education and research.
TIOSH not only emphasizes occupational medicine from the diagnostic and therapeutic standpoints, but also promotes occupational health from the classic safety as well as preventive approaches. TIOSH plays a critical consultative role in policy development for industry and fulfills a variety of educational and training needs.
The Occupational Health Clinic is a member of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC). AOEC is a national network of clinical facilities dedicated to research and education as well as the prevention and treatment of occupational/environmental diseases.
See our website: TIOSH Occupational Health Clinic
SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH TIOSH
- Preplacement and Return-To-Work Exams Suitably Tailored to the Situation
- Department of Transportation Examinations
- Periodic Health Assessments
- Targeted Medical Surveillance Programs: (Ex: Asbestos, Benzene, Lead, and Hazardous Waste Surveillance)
- Respirator Clearance Evaluations
- Spirometric Surveillance Programs
- Certified B-Reading Capability
- Pure Tone Audiometry (meeting OSHA Standards)
- Titmus Vision Testing
- Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Testing
- Urine Drug Screening
- State of the Art Physical Therapy with pre-work screens
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Work-Related Illness and Minor Injury
- Plant Walk-Throughs
- Physician Consultation (Ex: Assistance with Regulatory Requirements, Workers’ Compensation Case Review,Work-Relatedness of Disease)
- Health Promotion Activities
- Hearing Conservation Education
- Health Risk Assessment
- Vaccination Programs