Did you ever wonder why you must undergo certain medical examinations every year if you work with hazardous materials or serve in a security function?
Have you ever experienced stress, been worried about a family member's health, or wondered who to talk with about a health concern?
The Department's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Michael Ardaiz, wants you to know that the Occupational Medicine Program, part of the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), has developed a number of web pages to help you find information necessary to maintain and improve your health, and answer these and other questions.
The main CMO web page may be found here: http://www.hss.doe.gov/cmo/
To read more about the types of information on the CMO web site that you may find helpful, click here.
Here are some of the types of information on the CMO web site that you may find helpful:
- DOE Occupational Medicine standards, practices and guidelines but DOE also complies with many other Federal requirements and supports Federal efforts to promote the wellness of DOE employees. Learn more about OSHA, Department of Transportation and other requirements and evidence-based medical practices on the health and safety page located here: http://www.hss.doe.gov/cmo/om_in_hands.html
- Is a workplace concern impacting you or your co-workers' health, or a professional dispute disrupting productivity? If you have tried to work with your management and available employee concerns or dispute resolution processes and you feel you wish to pursue additional options, you might want to review the Employee Concerns Program and Differing Professional Opinions page to learn more about your options for approaching these issues. The page may be found by clicking here: http://www.hss.doe.gov/cmo/om_concerns_programs.html
- Is a family member is struggling with an alcohol or drug problem that is worrying you and affecting your work?Or perhaps an economic challenge is putting strains on your relationships? None of us are immune from the stresses of life and work. When the pressure is on and you want confidential support, the Employee Assistance Programs offer free evaluations and referrals. To learn more about these services click here: http://www.hss.doe.gov/cmo/om_abuse_programs.html
- Would you like to know more about how security operations and employees depend upon the site Occupational Medicine clinics to help ensure DOE operations and DOE workers are secure? Read more here: http://www.hss.doe.gov/cmo/om_in_security.html
The Office of Health, Safety and Security hopes that you find the CMO web site to be a valuable source of information. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the CMO, Dr. Michael Ardaiz, at (202) 586-8758 or email Dr. Ardaiz at Michael.Ardaiz@hq.doe.gov.