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Occupational Wellness

Occupational wellness is the ability to attain personal satisfaction from our career endeavors while also maintaining a work-life balance. It is comprised of aspects of wellness that help you achieve a balance between work and leisure in a way that positively impacts the society that you live in and the organization that you work for.

HealthPoint Occupational Health Program — The university's Occupational Health Program (OHP) partners with the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) department to understand working conditions and to ensure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect the university’s most valuable asset—our faculty and staff. Additionally, the OHP serves to treat minor work-related injuries and illnesses, and provides health risk counseling and ergonomics information to improve overall health and well-being.

HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program — the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  supports managers and employees in creating a safe and productive workplace. We offer consultation on a variety of workplace topics including creating a balanced workplace, helping troubled employees, managing workplace threats, assessing fitness for duty and communicating effectively.

Workers’ Compensation — Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) provides university employees with medical benefits and, in some cases, weekly income payments in the event that they suffer injuries while performing their job duties.

Environmental Health and Safety — EHS promotes healthy and safe operations on campus, to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to ensure protection of the environment.  Their programs include asbestos control, biological and laboratory safety, chemical safety and waste management, environmental and industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and radiation and laser safety.

Office of Institutional Equity — The Office of Institutional Equity supports the establishment and maintenance of a nondiscriminatory work environment. This includes, but is not limited to all policies, practices and conditions of employment. Hires, promotions, transfers and terminations are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion or disability, citizenship status, Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Resolving Conflict at Work

There are several resources on campus to help you resolve conflict that you may be experiencing at work. Find the right source for you.

If you are aware of helpful services or information that should be listed on this page please let us know by emailing Healthpoint.wellness@austin.utexas.edu.