The Occupational & Environmental Health Center of Eastern New York (OEHC) is 1 of 11 regional not-for-profit occupational health centers established by the New York State Legislature in 1987. The New York State Department of Health has oversight responsibility for the statewide network
OEHC is a community-based center of excellence dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational and environmental illness and injury.
Each clinical center is affiliated with a "parent" institution. OEHC is a division of Group Health Incorporated (GHI), an EmblemHealth company. GHI is a leading New York-based health services organization chartered under New York State Insurance Law as a not-for-profit corporation operating statewide.
Our regional service area covers the following eight counties in eastern New York State: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington.
OEHC is guided by an advisory board with members from business, labor, governmental and educational agencies, community groups and the medical community.
The goal of OEHC is to reduce and prevent worksite injury and illness that can have a dramatic impact on both employees' quality of life and the "bottom line" for business. We are a clinical center whose staff includes physicians board certified in occupational and environmental medicine, a certified industrial hygienist, occupational health nurses, a social worker and other professional and support staff.
OEHC is here to help businesses, labor unions and workers identify and control hazards, and suggest practical ways to reduce or prevent illness and injury.
- Comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for work-related illness and injury
- OSHA and other mandated medical exams such as:
- Firefighter physicals
- Screenings for lead and other heavy metal exposure
- Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Technician Exams
- Respirator medical clearance and fit testing
- Commercial truck driver Department of Transportation (DOT) exams
- FAA examinations by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
- Screening programs for workers exposed to asbestos, silica, lead, etc.
- Tuberculosis screening
- Hepatitis B, hepatitis A, flu, MMR and others
- Training and education on a variety of occupational topics
- Industrial hygiene consulting services and workshops
- Medical/legal services