Occupational Health

Keep your workforce healthy when you partner with Olmsted Medical Center (OMC)'s rehabilitation team for occupational health services. Your employees can get high-quality care at a convenient OMC location or during on-site visits to your business in Southeastern Minnesota.

Benefits of Employee Health Services

When you choose OMC, you'll get support to:

  • Avoid workplace injuries and reduce costs
  • Improve and protect the health of employees
  • Return employees to work as quickly and safely as possible (industrial rehabilitation)
  • Understand and meet regulatory requirements

Drug & Alcohol Tests

Protect the safety of your workplace with drug and alcohol testing services brought on-site. Rely on OMC for:

  • 5-panel Department of Transportation (DOT) urine drug screens
  • 5-, 7-, and 10-panel non-DOT urine drug screens
  • Blood alcohol testing
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) services
  • Random DOT and non-DOT program (OMC Select)
  • Urine alcohol testing

Learn about official DOT drug and alcohol regulations on the U.S. Department of Transportation website.

Pre-Employment DOT Alcohol Testing

If you're a DOT-regulated employer (except under United States Coast Guard, or USCG, rules) and want to do a pre-employment alcohol test under DOT authority, you may do so if:

  • All applicants are tested
  • Testing is done as a post-job offer requirement, which means you inform the applicant if he or she has the job if he or she passes a DOT alcohol test

Immunizations

Prevent infections and other health problems when you ask OMC to vaccinate your employees. Depend on our professionals to recommend vaccines that are right for your employees, which may include:

  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)

Medical Exams

Turn to our knowledgeable team that includes trained medical examiners for thorough evaluations, including:

  • Asbestos exams in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for employees who are or may come into contact with asbestos
  • Blood and body fluid exposure assessments, management, and follow-up exams
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) sleep evaluations
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exams
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Department of Transportation (DOT) exams for commercial motor vehicle drivers (CMV certificates), which are required for all CMV drivers for interstate commerce in the U.S.
  • Life insurance exams
  • Paramedical (paramed) exams
  • Pre-employment testing and post-offer, pre-placement exams
  • Respiratory exams
  • Return-to-work exams after an illness or injury
  • Surveillance exams to check for medical conditions that could lead to occupational injury or disease and/or for compliance with federal and state regulations to the use of certain materials
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) exams for workers who will wear a respirator
  • Tuberculosis (TB) exams
  • Workers' compensation (work comp) exams

Physical Performance Tests & Programs

Make sure your new hire or current employee is able to safely fill a role on your team, and that you know the physical and functional requirements of each position. OMC offers:

  • Physical performance tests to check a person's ability to do the physical demands required by a job
  • Functional job analysis to understand the physical and functional requirements for a specific job
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) sleep evaluations
  • Pre-work screening test from a physical therapist to determine a person's ability to do a specific job based on functional job analysis findings
  • Functional capacity assessment to test a person's abilities to do work-related tasks before he or she starts a work hardening program
  • Work hardening/work conditioning program, a rehabilitation plan led by an occupational or physical therapist that simulates a workplace so an employee can build skills to return to their work routine
  • Early intervention outpatient programs to assess and treat workplace injuries by modifying work, preventing lost work time and costs
  • Body mechanics instructions to help workers learn good body mechanics to prevent injuries and other problems

Screening Tests & Services

Choose OMC to complete screening exams and tests that give your employees important information about their health:

  • Audiology (hearing) screening
  • Blood draws and testing
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Respiratory form review
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT) to check how well the lungs work
  • Vision (eyesight) screening
  • X-ray scans

On-Site Services

Bring our experts to your organization. Certain OMC occupational health services are available on-site:

  • Blood draws to check blood glucose (sugar), cholesterol, and lipid profile
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood glucose (sugar) testing
  • Body Fat Analysis (BFA) screening
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) screening
  • Ergonomics assessments and recommendations
  • Height and weight measurements
  • Safe lift training
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)
  • Vaccination services for Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap); and seasonal influenza (flu)
  • Worksite evaluations