All participants in research with Zika virus are required to receive medical counseling from the Employee Health Center prior to beginning work. This is the medical management plan for work with Zika virus.
This guidance serves to imform employees about potential reproductive and developmental hazards to ensure safe work conditions and practices in their work environment. EH&S is available to assist in evaluating risks, and to advise on steps that can help reduct potential for risks. Although primarily meant for UW employees and their supervisors, this guidance should also be helpful for students and instructors. And this guidance may alert an individual about risks in the home environment, including hobbies.
The UW EH&S Occupational Health (OH) Program strives to ensure the health and safety of University employees, students and support staff. OH program staff provide information and support to persons working in the research environment, including animal care and use. The goals of the program are to prevent injury or disease from hazards in the workplace.
This document outlines the serum banking policy at UW for research and support staff.