Treatment of Work-Related Injuries / Illnesses
Employers know they can get the care they need for injured workers or a work related illness from GGC OHP Work Care Services. GGC OHP focuses on getting employees in quickly and communicates with the employer and their worker’s comp. carrier. Businesses know that GGC OHP will take care of the employee, try to get them better and back on the job as soon as possible for minor work injuries.
DOT & Non-DOT Medical Exams
GGC OHP is the area’s leading provider of work related physical exam services. All GGC OHP Physicians and Nurse Practitioners are certified and listed in National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Since May 2014, all DOT exams for interstate commercial vehicle drivers must be performed by medical examiners certified and listed in the NRCME.
- DOT/DOE for commercial drivers
- OSHA respiratory evaluation
- Fit for Duty
- Police and Fire
- Customized exams available upon request
Drug & Alcohol Testing Services
GGC OHP Work Care offers a full range of services to meet a company’s drug and alcohol screening requirements:
- Post Accident/Property Damage
- Return to Work
- Reasonable Suspicion
GGC OHP Work Care medical surveillance and screening programs help clients evaluate the health of employees and improve the overall safety of the workplace. Whatever the size of your workforce, GGC OHP can help write, enact and monitor a drug free workplace policy and testing process; including testing that complies with Kentucky’s Drug Free Workplace program
Medical surveillance can include:
- Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
- Urine collections (5, 7, 9, 10, 11 or 12 panel)
- Point of Care Testing (POCT) (renders results in less than 15 minutes)
- Random drug screening
- Random pool selection and maintenance
All lab-based test results include professional interpretation and specification to job applications.
OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure standard, 1910.95, for all employees who work in an environment where the time weighted average (TWA) of noise is greater than 85 dBA. Employees should be given a baseline audiogram upon initial hiring, with audiograms given annually thereafter. The annual test is compared to the employee a baseline to determine if hearing loss is occurring. GGC OHP can travel to the employer and utilize the latest technology to conduct the testing with a CAOHC certified occupational hearing conservationist. It takes just a few minutes for each individual to complete, which includes a hearing history questionnaire and the hearing test administered in a sound reduction booth. If the testing shows that the employee has an unusual result or has sustained a standard threshold shift, a licensed physician will review the test.
Physical Demands Testing
Nationwide, companies have saved thousands of dollars using Physical Demands Testing and GGC OHP Work Care is the area’s leading provider of this testing service. When used for post-offer, pre-placement or Return-to-Duty testing, Physical Demands Testing completes a collection of multiple strength and range of motion measurements in as little as 30 minutes with results available to employers within minutes.
Physical Demands Testing helps:
- Reduce injuries by insuring employees have the physical strength to safely perform their job responsibilities.
- Minimize workers compensation exposure by documenting impairments that an employee brings with them to the workplace.
- Provide pre- work injury baseline measurements on an employee allowing treating professionals to expedite treatment.
PDT saves money:
- $1 spent on testing typically saves $8 in direct medical cost savings.
- Workers compensation premiums can be reduced 10% – 30%.
- Injury rates are reduced up to 30%.
GGC OHP Work Care assists employers in developing Functional Job Descriptions that are matched to the Physical Demands Test. The PDT utilizes the Department of Labor’s (DOL) five classifications of work and the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides. Physical Demands Testing is ADA and HIPAA compliant and has successfully undergone EEOC audits. It also complies with Kentucky Workers Comp legal standards.
For a quote on Physical Demands Testing and other services offered by GGC OHP, contact Charles Fortney at 270.781.6477, or e-mail info@OHPClinic.com.
MD Respirator Clearance, Mask Fit and PFT
GGC OHP Work Care uses spirometry testing devices that are easily transported to the job site. It only takes a few minutes to administer a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT). After the medical data is collected, it is reviewed by a licensed physician or Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN). The information is reviewed in conjunction with the OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire and a physical examination of the individual in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
GGC OHP also provides qualitative mask fit testing, allowing the individual to complete the entire testing process at one time.
Physical Therapy Services
Through a unique partnership with Orthopedics Plus Physical Therapy, GGC OHP Work Care provides a full spectrum of services to provide solutions to the ever-changing problems employers face each day. Services include:
- Early Intervention Programs
- Functional Job Descriptions
- Ergonomic Analysis
- Work Conditioning/ Work Hardening
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
For more information about specific Physical Therapy Services offered please visit Orthopedics Plus Physical Therapy.