Formaldehyde Program

Staff members who embalm bodies of Anatomical Donations, faculty who use preserved cadavers to teach anatomy, and first-year pathology residents must participate in the formaldehyde surveillance program through the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC).

The program consists of an annual physical exam focused on the skin, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and annual spirometry (lung function testing.) At the first visit, you will also be evaluated for the ability to wear a respirator safely.

If you have any questions or concerns about the formaldehyde surveillance program or need to schedule an appointment please call OHC at (615) 936-0955.

Additional Information:

Vanderbilt Surveillance Program Screening Requirements