Biosafety Occupational Health Program

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Welcome to the Biosafety Occupational Health Program (BOHP).

The Texas A&M University Biosafety Occupational Health Program (BOHP) provides occupational health services to personnel at risk of exposure to animals or infectious biohazards (in BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs) in the course of their participation in IBC or IACUC permitted research, teaching or diagnostic activities.

The BOHP provides eligible participants with access to educational resources, occupational health services, and to an occupational health provider. Specifically, the BOHP addresses exposure to the following:

  • Biohazardous materials handled in IBC permitted research, teaching or diagnostic laboratories at BSL-2 or higher including:
    1. Human pathogens or zoonotic pathogens of animals;
    2. Materials potentially containing human pathogens (e.g. human or non-human primate blood, body fluids, unfixed tissues, or cell lines- including commercially available lines);
    3. Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and cells, organisms, and viruses containing such molecules; and
    4. Biological Select Agents and Toxins,
  • Animals, or their tissues, body fluids, or wastes.

For all chemical, radiation, or physical hazard exposures, please contact Texas A&M Environmental Health and Safety at EHSD.occ.health@tamu.edu.

Enrolling in the Biosafety Occupational Health Program

To begin the enrollment process, please log in using your NetId and password. If you have not claimed your NetId, you can do so at https://gateway.tamu.edu.

When completing the INITIAL questionnaire, keep the following in mind:

  1. Make sure you edit your profile (update your date of birth, preferred phone number, and email address) before you begin your questionnaire.

When completing the ANNUAL questionnaire, keep the following in mind:

  1. You should review your previous enrollment questionnaire(s) BEFORE completing your annual update so you can ensure the answers you are providing on the update are current and accurate.
  2. You should review your profile, and make updates as needed (e.g. updating any changes to your preferred phone number, alternate email address, or your current supervisor).

If you have any issues completing your questionnaire, please contact bohp@tamu.edu.

Contact Information

Lauren Horton - lhorton@tamu.edu 
979-845-6649 (BOHP Main Line)
979-862-6455 (Office)
409-789-5391 (After hours voice/text)

Jeni Mathews - jeni.mathews@tamu.edu
979-845-6649 (BOHP Main Line)
979-845-1164 (Office)
940-390-6953 (After hours voice/text)

Jessica Bourquin - jrbourquin@tamu.edu
979-845-7189 (Office)
979-255-8485 (After hours voice/text)

Keita Malone - krmalone@tamu.edu
979-845-6649 (BOHP Main Line)
979-458-8181 (Office)
504-231-8279 (After hours voice/text)

Christine McFarland - ctmcfarland@tamu.edu
979-845-6475 (Office)
979-571-6072 (After hours voice/text)