Research Occupational Health Program

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Per the CDC: If you get your COVID-19 vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, including a flu or shingles vaccine. If you get another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note: If you are overdue for Occupational Health requirements due to the delay of immunizations and/or screenings in relation to receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine, there will not be adverse consequences as long as you schedule the required services as soon as possible in relation to the COVID-19 timeline. You will continue to receive reminder emails until UOHS receives documentation of your completed requirements.

Program Description

The University of Minnesota requires all faculty, staff, students, and volunteers who work with animals to enroll and participate in the Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP). ROHP consists of training requirements and medical requirements, which are assigned based on the species of animal to which you are exposed and the type of work you do.

How to Enroll in ROHP

Researcher

ROHP enrollment is based on being added to a research protocol. Once you are enrolled in ROHP, you will be notified of requirements via email. You can login to the Occupational Health Portal at any time to check the status of these requirements on your portal page.

Research Animal Resources (RAR) or Facilities Management (FM)

Your supervisor will send our office an enrollment request.

Once you are enrolled in ROHP, you will be notified of requirements via email. You can login to the Occupational Health Portal at any time to check the status of these requirements on your portal page.

How to Complete Your Requirements

ROHP Training

  • You will find links to your required training topics on your portal page. The training itself is hosted on the Training Hub.
  • Tracking of your training completion is automatic and will appear in your central training record and in Training Hub under the My Training tab.

ROHP Medical Requirements for Everyone

  • The Animal Exposure Questionnaire (AEQ) must now be renewed annually; this change is in effect as of 2020 and applies to all ROHP participants. Complete the AEQ online — the link is also included in your Occupational Health Portal page under the Medical Requirements tab. For questions, contact uohs@umn.edu
  • Proof of tetanus immunization is due every ten years. If you have had a tetanus immunization in the last ten years, you do not need to have another. See instructions for how to submit medical information.
  • Need to make an appointment? Visit our Clinical Services page for instructions.

Species-Specific Medical Requirements

Visitors

Information can be found on the ROHP Information for Visitors page.

For Principal Investigators

Adding Person of Interest (visitors) to Studies

ROHP Surveillance Requirements