Health Assessment Required? Components?

The University of Florida requires that employment in positions with UF OCCMED Program-covered job duties be subject to the successful completion of a health assessment – a job offer is contingent upon the favorable results of the post-offer preplacement health assessment. The applicant may not begin work until after being cleared to work by the UF OCCMED Clinic at UF in Gainesville. 

UF also requires volunteers who will perform UF OCCMED Program-covered job duties be subject to the successful completion of a health assessment before the duties begin. 

Preplacement Health Assessments (PPHAs) are completed initially.  

Periodic Health Assessments are completed at specific frequencies dependent on the specific OCCMED Program.

Departments schedule health assessments based on where the individual will work.

  • For work within the Gainesville area, the departments coordinate with the UF OCCMED Clinic.  Ph: 352-294-5700.
  • For work outside the Gainesville area, the departments coordinate with a local provider who sends all resulting medical records to the UF OCCMED Clinic, Box 100148, Gainesville, FL 32611; Fax: 352-846-2003; Ph: 352-294-5700.  Fax Cover Sheet

Documentation for Health Assessments

Administrative Questions?  Call UF Environmental Health and Safety:  352-392-1591

Medical Questions?  Call UF OCCMED Clinic:  352-294-5700

  • In the table below,
    • Enter a keyword to filter the job duties and/or components.
    • Sort any column to change order from job duties.
    • Print for individual/department/provider reference.
  • Health Assessment Matrix Excel file may also be used to filter, sort and/or print
  • Print required OCCMED forms specific to job duties.

Job DutiesInitial Health AssessmentInitial PDF Questionnaire(s)Other ComponentsPeriodic Health Assessment
Animal ContactRisk Assessment for Animal ContactRisk Assessment for Animal ContactTetanus immunization within 10 years;
Immunizations specific to animal contact
Renewal RA every three years
Asbestos-Containing Material Potential for ContactUF Physical ExamInitial Medical QuestionnaireTetanus immunization within 10 years; Baseline chest x-ray; Baseline PFTAnnual physical exam and medical questionnaire
BioPathUF Physical ExamInitial Medical QuestionnaireTetanus immunization within 10 years;
Immunization(s) specific to agent
Annual Medical Questionnaire
Commercial Driver LicenseDOT Physical ExamMedical HistoryTetanus immunization within 10 years;
Initial and Random Drug testing
Physical exam every two years
General Physical ActivityUF Physical ExamMedical HistoryTetanus immunization within 10 yearsNA
Hazardous Noise Risk of ExposureUF Physical ExamNew Hire QuestionnaireBaseline audiogramAnnual audiogram and medical questionnaire
Human Blood or OPIM Risk of ExposureOffer of Hepatitis B vaccinationTraining & Vaccination FormHep B shot (optional)NA
Law EnforcementUF Physical ExamMedical HistoryDefined by State of FloridaY
Operation of Special Purpose VehicleUF Physical ExamMedical HistoryTetanus immunization within 10 yearsNA
Patient ContactUF Preplacement Patient Contact Screening N95 Respirators Medical History QuestionnaireTwo PPDs within 12 month period prior to commencement of employment;
Two doses each of Measles, Mumps and Rubella. MMR titers showing evidence of immunity can be substituted for required doses;
One dose Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap).
NA
Pesticide UseUF Physical ExamMedical Questionnaire for Pesticide UseTetanus immunization within 10 years;
Class 1: Comprehensive metabolic panel
Cholinesterase-inhibiting: CMP and Two cholinesterase RBC/plasma tests within two weeks of each other; PFT if respirator required
Annual questionnaire and biannual blood tests
Respirator Use (Loose-fitting)Risk Assessment for N95 UseN95 Respirators Medical History QuestionnaireInitial fit testAnnual fit test
Respirator Use (Tight-fitting)UF Physical ExamInitial Medical Questionnaire for Respirator UseTetanus immunization within 10 years;
Pulmonary function test;
Initial fit test and training
Annual medical questionnaire, fit test and training
Scientific DivingUF Physical ExamDiving Medical HistorySee Dive Safety ManualDiver-specific exam and medical questionnaire frequency