Who Should Enrol in OPH?
If you are exposed to certain risk factors in your workplace, you need to enrol with Occupational & Preventive Health. Our team will then recommend preventive services and programs to help minimize the impact of these risks.
We offer targeted programs to a variety of employee groups, both on and off campus, whose work involves certain risk factors as described in the table below.
|Anyone with a 7-digit UBC employee number whose work involves:||Example Personnel|
|Exposure to animal species||Research technicians, animal care technicians, veterinarians, etc.|
|Exposure to human blood, body fluid, tissue or cell lines||Laboratory staff, researchers, clinical staff, first aid workers, etc.|
|Exposure to human feces and/or urine||Sewage workers (maintenance or research), plumbers, researchers, etc.|
|Exposure to infectious biological agents||Laboratory staff, researchers, etc.|
|Entry into a Containment Level III facility||Laboratory staff, researchers, safety advisors, etc.|
|Entry into a hospital facility||Researchers, clinicians, laboratory staff, etc.|
|Caring for children||Child care staff|
|Wearing a respirator, including N-95s||Researchers, animal care technicians, building services workers, etc.|
We also provide services to:
- All employees who wear respirators, including N-95s
- All employees requiring annual audiometric testing
- Pregnant employees concerned about workplace risks
- Employees concerned about allergy development in the workplace
- Employees at increased risk for Hepatitis A virus
- Employees at increased risk for tetanus disease
Your supervisor may ask you to enrol in the Occupational & Preventive Health program. You can also refer yourself, or you may be contacted by a member of the Occupational & Preventive Health team based on information provided to us by Human Resources, your enrolment in a Biosafety Course or as a result of your annual respirator fit and/or audiometric testing.
Learn more about enrolling in the Occupational & Preventive Health program.
Extended Health/Dental number
Active Benefits: 025205
Retiree Benefits (RSB): 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number
Visit the Sun Life Member Website or call Sun Life at 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212.
Call the Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.