- Bioterrorism/Catastrophic Event Preparedness
- Certified MRO and Drug Testing Programs
- Disability Case Management
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training
- Epidemiology Studies
- Ergonomic Programs
- Executive Physical Examination Programs
- Exposure Risk Assessment / Toxicology
- Foreign Travel Programs
- Industrial Hygiene Audits
- Occupational Health Policy and Procedures
- Occupational Health Service Audits
- Medical Surveillance Programs
- Medico-Legal Case Review
- Product Stewardship
- Risk Communication
- Safety Audits
- Travel Counseling
- Travel Medical Kits
- Travel Vaccinations
- Wellness Programs
- 24-Hour Product Emergency On-Call Service
Unfortunately, Occupational Health Services in the 21st Century must include preparation for disaster/or terrorist attacks.
We have learned much since Sept 11, 2001 about preparedness. Medlantic professionals will review disaster protocols, make recommendations regarding needed onsite resources including medical supplies, evacuation plans and review emergency response protocols. We are available to lecture and answer employee questions.
Employee drug use in the workplace is a serious safety issue. Now regulated by all six operating organizations within the Department of Transportation, most companies conduct drug testing. Drug testing is a standard safety practice in the United States today. Medlantic provides a comprehensive Medical Review Officer, MRO, function to review your employee drug screens in a fair and legally binding manner. Want to begin a drug-testing program at your work site but don’t know where to start? Medlantic provides Certified MRO Services and Drug Testing Policy development that is current with today’s standards for regulatory, privacy and state legal requirements.
“Post-Accident” and “For-Cause” testing is a difficult topic for any manager to be faced with. Medlantic can perform the necessary Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training so that your managers will know how and when to conduct testing on your employees in a manner that is standard, fair and legal.
Disability and Workers Compensation Case Management
Disability and workers compensation cost are not always a necessary cost of doing business. There are as many opinions regarding the appropriate length of an employee’s disability time-out-of-work, as there are physicians. One employee who suffers from low back pain never misses a day of work; another may be out of work for months or longer. Your company needs someone to talk to the medical community, the physicians who control the time your workers spend out of work.
Let Medlantic manage your short, and long term disability claims with our Non-Occupational Management Program. Our trained staff of nurses performs telephonic case management from your employees’ first day out until they return safe and ready to work. Our nurses follow appropriate guidelines for disability duration and, when necessary, utilize our staff of physicians and specialist to handle difficult cases.
We have a network of certified specialists around the country who can perform Independent Medical Examinations on employees where there are questions regarding their ability to return safely to work. When you need to contact a physician Medlantic will perform a Physician-to-Physician Call to identify what barriers the employee may have to returning to work and explain to the physician what if any work place concerns or accommodations that may be necessary for the employee. All Medlantic staff are trained to perform case management that is compliant with federal laws including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), American’s with Disability Act (ADA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to assure privacy and fairness to your employees and to legally protect your company. Is there are doctor in your house? Let it be Medlantic!
Sometimes workplace environmental risk can be hard to measure and harder yet to understand. Fear and misperception of risk can ruin employee management relationships where no risk may exist. Careful industrial hygiene measurements that references current science may not be enough to assuage concerns. When a company wishes to understand whether risk is real or not – as in the case of a cancer cluster or other out break of illness within a community – it may be necessary for them to conduct their own scientific investigations. Epidemiology is the study of disease patterns in communities. Medlantic can design appropriate evaluations that can answer questions regarding risk for any concerned party be it community members, employees or their legal representatives.
Ergonomics is the study of how employees physically interact with the workplace. Sometimes even simple activities, like typing on a computer, can cause disabling injuries, painful to your employees and costly to you because of increased medical benefits and workers compensation costs. Medlantic nurses and physicians are trained to perform workstation evaluations for potential ergonomic problems. They can develop Ergonomic Programs for your company and your employees to fix problems before they occur.
Executive Physical Program
Executive health is a concern not only for the executive but also for the stakeholders in your company. How much would the death or total disability of one of your top executives cost your company? Medlantic can develop a state-of-the art Executive Physical Program for your executives with all the latest medical testing capabilities like high speed CAT scans of the chest to screen for preventable heart attacks or complete colonoscopies to prevent colon cancer. Medlantic physicians, who are also board certified in Internal Medicine and Public Health, will define a schedule and frequency to keep your executives safe from disease before it develops. You owe it to them and to the stakeholders who they represent.
Occupational Health Policy and Procedures
Medlantic provides comprehensive occupational health consultation for companies or organizations. Whether you are a small firm that simply needs to have a better understanding of community health issues affecting your workers or a fortune 500 company requiring a fully implemented Occupational Health Program, Medlantic can help. We can review your workplace exposures, provide a risk assessment, and develop policy and procedures to ensure the safety of your workers and regulatory compliance requirements for workers health.
Medical Surveillance Programs
You may need to provide medical examinations for your employees. OSHA requires workers exposed to heavy metals and other toxic compounds, as well as those who are required to wear respirators, to undergo medical examinations to ensure their safety in the work place. Medlantic can define a cost-effective, compliant content and frequency for your workers’ examinations with a Medical Surveillance Program. We can alleviate the headaches of arranging and scheduling by providing the right examination at the right cost, working with your local medical clinic.
Medico-Legal Case Reviews
We have years of experience performing as expert witnesses. We will give a fair, honest, and informed opinion regarding causality for any alleged illness or injury resulting from workplace or environmental exposures, regardless of who solicits our opinion.
Medlantic can help your company evaluate health issues/concerns that may arise during the development, manufacture, distribution and/or use of products and services; by your customers, employees and the public. If you desire a Medlantic physician or other health professional can act as an integral member of your Product Stewardship process, serving on Risk Assessment committees, Crisis Management and Emergency Response teams.
Audits and Risk Assessment
We conduct Occupational Medical Department, Industrial Hygiene, and Safety Audits with on-site walk throughs of your facilities. We are fully staffed with a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) as well as certified safety expert (CSP). We perform these services in conjunction with formal Exposure Risk Assessments and Toxicology Review. If you have had complaints from your employees, the community, OSHA or other concerned legal parties, you may need to better protect your workers and legally protect your company. Consider Medlantic’s comprehensive Occupational Health Services Audits program. We can guide you to resolving exposure and safety issues with your employees, providing formal reports with simple recommendations for what your organization needs to do.
Medlantic can also provide the necessary Risk Communication to your management and their employees for exposure issues of concern. We have spoken to small groups of employees about outbreaks of infectious diseases like TB or hepatitis. We have spoken about cancer risks to large groups from communities and their local press agencies. We provide examples of absolute and relative risk so that your concerned workers, community members or news agency have appropriate measures for risks. Medlantic physicians and nurses are experienced in conducting risk communication to employees, managers, community groups and the media. We can help answer difficult question regarding exposure risk in everyday terms that all can understand.
Going global? Many companies, even small companies, may require their employees to travel to foreign countries. Special health concerns like infectious disease may require that those employees receive vaccines. Most employees experience jet lag, and mild illness while traveling abroad. But even a minor illness can ruin a business trip with its attendant expense and lost business opportunities. Medlantic has a comprehensive Foreign Travel Program that provides telephonic travel counseling, and travel kits with the necessary medications, including prescription antibiotics appropriate for the destination of travel. Medlantic can also provide on-demand, on-site, travel vaccinations for your busy executives who don’t have the time to go to their physician.
Our nurses will visit your site to give travel vaccines whenever and wherever necessary. Just give us a call! Our physicians can also provide necessary sleep medications so that your employees get over their jet lag quickly to be alert when working on overseas assignments.
All companies and employees are struggling with the high costs of health care. Obesity is now epidemic in the United States and its effect on company’s’ healthcare spending will be felt for decades to come. Preventive medicine should be the order of the day but most companies do not have the expertise to offer their employees advice on how to stay well and prevent disabling, costly illnesses. Medlantic has designed many successful Wellness Programs for companies such as weight loss, smoking cessation, blood pressure and cholesterol screening. Our physicians and nurses can speak to your employees and perform the necessary screening on-site. Let us share with you those successes and see if we can develop a similar program tailor made for your work site and employees.
Medlantic will provide these services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with 24-Hour Emergency On-Call Service. We can cover your company for customer or employee questions, for product emergency, or any occupational health related emergency that happens after hours or on the weekends.