Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine

clinic-logoThe Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health
at The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

848-445-0123

 

New Jersey’s leading facility for workplace health, with a team of nationally-known occupational physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and industrial hygienists, develops innovative services to meet the health needs of various corporations and businesses.

Carol-and-patient-croppedOne of the most important factors in remaining competitive in today’s market is a healthy work force. More businesses are discovering university-based centers can meet the work-related health needs of their employees by offering state-of-the-art care in a cost-effective manner. Occupational health professionals in academic settings keep informed about the latest medical advances and regulatory concerns, and they understand the overall work environment, especially the needs of individuals.

The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health is New Jersey’s leading facility for workplace health. Its team of nationally-known occupational physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and industrial hygienists will develop innovative services to meet the health needs of your business. The center draws upon the expertise of the clinicians, scientists and educators of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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A Source of Expertise

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The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health is staffed by the most qualified group of occupational and environmental medicine specialists in New Jersey. The clinic’s expertise for regular services ranges from annual exams for DOT, asbestos, hazardous waste or laboratory animal work to consultations about an outbreak of illness or a sick employee to design of a comprehensive health and safety program. Among those who drawupon these services are:

Decision Makers

  • human resource directors
  • corporate medical directors
  • health and safety administrators
  • loss prevention managers

Insurers

  • disability insurers
  • compensation insurers
  • Private Employers
  • manufacturers
  • transportation firms
  • hazardous waste companies

Public Employers

  • federal, state and local agencies
  • municipal governments
  • schools

Health Care Providers

  • community physicians
  • hospitals
  • health maintenance organizations
  • rehabilitation specialists

Individuals

Unions and Attorneys

A Comprehensive Range of Services

clinic 2The personalized approach of the Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health differs from other facilities that depend on a standardized, high-volume approach.

Services range from medical evaluations to the creation of employee assistance programs.

An increasing emphasis has been placed on health and productivity which as elated to ergonomics – a new frontier for occupational medicine, which concerns the interaction between employees and their physical environment such as VDT’s, chairs, lighting, and hand movements. Investigation of the association of these factors with health problems is an area in which we excel.

The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health takes a pro-active approach to occupational health, stressing prevention, finding the underlying causes of problems and recommending innovative, cost-effective solutions. The Center is equipped to tackle the most difficult to diagnose occupational and environmental exposure problems, as well as more common ailments and required examinations for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance

Clients can choose from the following list of services, or present their special needs for creation of a personalized plan.

 

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Clinical Care and Problem Solving

  • Diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation related to workplace exposures and injuries
  • Independent medical evaluations
  • Assessment and solution of ergonomic problems
  • Routine occupational medical services, such as prescreenings for work and return to work
  • Clinical toxicology consultation to determine or exclude illness from toxicants
  • Evaluating sick building syndrome and indoor air quality

Program Development and Evaluation

  • Design of new occupational health programs or evaluation of current programs
  • Assistance with workplace issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Development of Right-to-Know and Hazard Communication policies and procedures
  • Case management of worker’s compensation claims
  • Health and safety program development and management
  • Development of hearing conservation and respiratory protection programs
  • Evaluation and audit of medical services, including chart reviews
  • Consultation about health service benefits and insurance plans
  • Development of Wellness Programs to reflect needs of the employee population (i.e., Quit Smoking Programs, Health Screenings)
  • Development of Medical Emergency Response Teams including CPR and First Aid Training for First Responders

Surveillance

  • Periodic evaluation of workers to detect workplace hazards or excessive exposure levels
  • Management of medical surveillance programs and compliance with OSHA standards
  • Biomonitoring for toxins
  • Hazardous waste worker surveillance examinations
  • Drug testing

Psychosocial Services

  • Counseling and psychotherapy
  • Surveillance / Assessment of neurocognitive and psychiatric effects of neurotoxicants
  • Creation of employee assistance programs and advisory services
  • Development of stress management programs
  • Development of needs assessments for employee groups, including retreats and formation of focus groups

Industrial Hygiene Evaluation

  • Ergonomic evaluation
  • Air sampling

Distinguished Staff

The staff has been certified in Occupational Hearing Conservation, Breath Alcohol testing and has completed a NIOSH-approved spirometry course.

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Howard Kipen, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Clinical Research & Occupational Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine
Medical Review Officer
Professor, RWJMS

Michael Gochfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Founding Director
Board Certified in Occupational Medicine
Professor, RWJMS

Iris G. Udasin, M.D.
Medical Director of the Clinical Center
Professor, RWJMS

Robert Laumbach, M.D., M.P.H., C.I.H.
Board Certified in Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Associate Professor, RWJMS

Michael E. Pratt, M.D., MPH
Associate Director of Residency Program
Board Certified in Occupational Medicine
Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine
Instructor, RWJMS

Nancy Fiedler, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
Certified Employee Assistance Counselor
Associate Professor, RWJMS

Cynthia Williams
Nurse Manager

Convenient Location

The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health is located in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at 170 Frelinghuysen Road in Piscataway, New Jersey. The building is on the Busch Campus of Rutgers and is wheelchair accessible. Exclusive parking for clinic visitors is available on Frelinghuysen Road directly in front of the Clinical Center. For directions, see our CONTACT page.

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The University Connection

RU_SIG_STThe Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health is a major outreach service of the internationally respected Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.

The Institute’s goals are: recognizing, evaluating and preventing risks to human health and the environment; improving methods to find and treat people affected by environmental agents; and developing and translating scientific information for effective decision-making by communities, employers, workers and government officials.

EOHSI-logo_224x77The Institute is among a select number of national centers of excellence recognized by several federal agencies, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NEIHS), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

To Learn More

Staff and faculty members of the Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health are available to meet with you at your site or at our offices in Piscataway to discuss how the clinic can meet the needs of your organization.

To arrange an appointment, please phone the clinic at 848-445-0123 or send an email to clinic@eohsi.rutgers.edu.

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The Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Health
at The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

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