West Virginia University (WVU) Occupational Medicine is located within the School of Public Health and has educational, service, and research functions. Occupational Medicine has a clinical service which is responsive to the needs of workers, employers, and special populations in the State of West Virginia and surrounding regions. We have a formal residency program in occupational medicine and collaborative relationships for student training with other academic programs at West Virginia University.
The Occupational Medicine clinic provides pre-placement and fitness for duty examinations for employees in many industries, including truck drivers, airplane pilots, and public safety workers. Employee monitoring programs to asses hearing loss, chemical exposure and drug and alcohol abuse are available. Assistance is provided to ensure employer compliance with federal and state regulations.
If there is a workplace injury or exposure, our experts provide prompt and efficient treatment focused on getting the injured worker rapidly back to work.
As part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University, we can draw on the expertise of university specialists in all medical fields, as well as related fields, including toxicology, ergonomics, safety studies, business administration, and engineering.