Right now the questionnaire is optional but we get about 80% response.   We are going to start making it mandatory in Feb.


So if someone has a U/A of concern prior to hire we ask them to share the results with their medical providers so they are aware…. We only use it for baseline.   What the person does with it is up to them.


If someone has concerning responses to the annual questionnaire we would have them see the Occ Med provider for next steps.


We also use the questionnaire data to try and determine if we see any correlation in responses (we have a statistician run the results for us).   We also use the information to share with staff so that they can see we are using the learnings to improve our programs for them.


The questionnaire also has questions about PPE use… which tells us the use or lack there of with PPE.   And we ask if they have had an exposure and compare it to our exposure data to see if people aren’t reporting what they think is an exposure or not.



From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces@mylist.net] On Behalf Of Swift, Melanie
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Hi Terry, I'm interested in how these programs are managed and their outcomes. I know that you run a good occ health program. Would you mind to sharing your approach to an abnormal U/A at hire, or a new (changed from baseline) positive response on the annual questionnaire?

Is the medical questionnaire mandatory or optional?

Thanks for sharing,


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On Mar 21, 2017, at 7:46 AM, Thrasher, Terri <Terri.Thrasher@cchmc.org> wrote:

We do a hazardous drug surveillance medical review questionnaire and u/a on hire.  

Annually we do the same surveillance medical review questionnaire.

I don’t have a policy..

Since USP800 came out we decided to create one education for the staff (different groups have done different education).   Staff will have to do it at hire and sign an affidavit of understanding.  

They will then do the training yearly as well.


From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces@mylist.net] On Behalf Of Amy Olson
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Subject: [MCOH-EH] USP 800 Hazardous Drugs Medical Surveillance



I’m interested in what you all are doing for medical surveillance as it relates to hazardous drugs. Specifically what are you doing on hire and what are you doing annually or periodically? Any policies/procedures you would be willing to share would be greatly appreciated.


Amy Olson, BSN, MS, COHN-S
Director, Employee Health and Wellness
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
500 Seventh Avenue South, Suite 103
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
P 727-767-8211 | F 727-767-8399


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