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Employment related physicalsSanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic understands that, in addition to adhering to regulations, it is important for your company to employ and maintain a healthy and safe workforce. We work to establish a relationship with your company to tailor physicals that will meet your needs.
Designated medical provider program–North DakotaSanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic takes time to understand the focus of your company, including specific job tasks and modified or alternative work options. Companies choosing Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic as their designated medical provider (DMP) receive quick communication after every visit with a Sanford Health medical provider. A copy of the workability report is sent to the company shortly after the visit and is available immediately online, allowing return-to-work efforts to begin.
Work injury managementAt Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, we take a team approach to managing work-related injuries, including collaboration with medical providers, employers, worker compensation insurance companies, return-to-work case managers and individual workers. This process allows companies the ability to lower their workplace injury costs in both coverage premiums and lost productivity. By maintaining workers' health and safety, you keep them on-the-job.
Benefits of choosing Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic as your DMP:Comprehensive services in one location
Functional job analysis
Respiratory protection programAt Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, we understand the importance of protecting your workers while on the job. We not only work to maintain their health, but also strive to keep them as productive members of your workforce. Air that is contaminated or lacks oxygen can be harmful to health. Inhaling chemical vapors, fumes or even dust can damage their lungs and other organs leading to serious medical conditions. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations require that workers who wear respirators and are exposed to workplace respiratory hazards must participate in a respiratory protection program. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic is dedicated to assisting companies in meeting this requirement.
Benefits of using Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic:
Respiratory clearanceThe purpose of respiratory clearance is to determine workers' physical abilities to safely wear respiratory protection and to assist employers' compliance with the OSHA respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
Best practiceThe following represents the current occupational medicine standard and the highest level of respiratory protection for worker and employer.
At minimum, according to OSHA, every employee who has been selected to use any type of respirator must complete an OSHA respiratory questionnaire. (Standard number 1910.134 AppC)
Clearance determinationA written opinion will be sent to your company indicating unrestricted use of respirators, restricted use or deferred clearance.
Respirator fit testing
Once a worker is deemed physically safe to wear a respirator, proper fit of a respirator is the next step. A fit test is necessary to determine if the respirator provides a proper seal around the face to avoid leaks of contaminated air while in use. We use the industry’s best form of respirator fit testing—digital technology to ensure the perfect fit. The superior fit confirms protection from contaminated environments for your employees.
A worker's fit should be checked annually. Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic staff is trained to perform these tests.
Asbestos surveillanceIn addition to requiring respiratory protection, workers exposed to asbestos are required by OSHA to be included in an asbestos surveillance program. This exam is similar to the respiratory clearance exam but is more detailed and requires a special X-ray of the lungs. This surveillance should be done as a pre-placement, annually and at termination.
Hearing conservation programAll worksites requiring hearing protection must comply with OSHA noise exposure standards. The Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic will help you develop and maintain a program to meet those needs. Licensed audiologists supervise the program. Available soon in all locations.
Computerized testing results
ANSI/OSHA certified audiometer/sound booth
Council of Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation
Additional hearing services
Benefits of effective hearing loss prevention programs for noisy companies:
Injury case managementThe Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic has on-site return-to-work case managers. Our case managers are registered nurses who assist workers seeking medical care at any of the Sanford Health facilities. Case management partners coordinate care and monitor restrictions for medical necessity and appropriateness. They provide recommendations, act as a liaison between the worker, employer, medical provider and claims adjuster at Worker's compensation insurance companies, and coordinate transitional work.
Understanding roles in injury management
Injured worker's role
Information about our medical providers
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