Occupational Health

Employee Health and Well-Being supports Mason Occupational Safety programs by facilitating Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) required trainings, hearing conservation assessments, respiratory protection evaluations,  and required immunizations.  Additional programs designed to maintain a healthy work environment include ergonomic and indoor air quality assessments.   

Mason’s Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management team identifies those employees who perform work regulated by OSHA regulations and will enroll employees as necessary in hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs.  

  • Hearing Conservation: Employee Health and Well-Being conducts annual audiometric evaluations for those employees who’s work requires hearing protection. 
  • Respiratory Protection: Employee Health and Well-Being administers respiratory fit test questionnaires and conducts fit test exams for employees required to wear a respirator. 

If you think or know that your work activities require hearing or respiratory protection and you are not currently enrolled in Mason’s hearing conservation or respiratory protection program please contact Environmental Health and Safety at safety@gmu.edu or (703) 993-8448. 

Coming Soon:  

Employee Health and Well-Being is working to acquire the necessary equipment to conduct additional evaluations required to perform certain work activities on campus.  These include:  

  • Laser Safety Vision Exams:  These examinations are required for all faculty, staff, and students working with Class 3B or Class 4 lasers. 
  • Occupational Fitness for Duty Exam: Some occupations require a routine physical evaluation to perform specific work functions such as operation of commercial vehicles or working in environments with known chemical or biological exposure risks.