Employer Health Services
We provide occupational health services to employers in Alaska. Please call us to discuss how we can best serve your business and employees.
Control the spread of Coronavirus within your organization with accurate and reliable testing from MedPhysicals Plus in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna, and Wasilla.
COVID-19 testing helps reduce the risk of unknowingly exposing your company to the Coronavirus. Onsite testing services are in high demand among essential businesses and those opening up according to local guidelines.
MedPhysicals Plus offers multiple testing options to meet your unique requirements.
Laboratory-based molecular testing, also known as RT-PCR testing provides accurate results and is considered by many to be the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing.
Rapid onsite testing, also known as point-of-care testing, while often less accurate than laboratory-based molecular testing, allows employers to see testing results quickly. When used appropriately, faster results can mean faster decision-making and reduced risk.
MedPhysicals’ rapid onsite testing service offerings include:
Why do employers drug test?
Companies do their part in the fight against drug and substance abuse in the community by administering drug tests during pre-employment as well as random drug tests for current employees. Drug testing serves to meet beneficial goals for the business, employers, and employees. Alcohol and drug abuse create significant safety and health hazards and can result in decreased productivity and poor employee morale.
Common reasons employers implement drug testing are to:
At MedPhysicals Plus, we make sure to deliver only highly accurate results and discreet testing options. We use the FormFox platform for convenient in-house lab services. This is a computerized drug screening technology that enables us to process lab-based urine and breath alcohol collections for DOT and non-DOT tests.
To learn more about our drug test options or to schedule a test for prospective or existing employees, call us today at (907) 561-7587.
Businesses understand the burden of worker’s compensation claims. Several industries often require that workers perform a variety of physical tasks on a daily basis. Placing employees in physically demanding roles that they are incapable of can increase the chance of workplace injuries and accidents. This in turn increases insurance premiums and worker’s comp claims.
MedPhysicals Plus can help evaluate an employee’s capacity to take on physically demanding tasks related to their job description. Physical Abilities Tests (PAT) can help an employer ensure that every employee within an organization is placed in the position that fits their physical abilities, cutting down on work place incidents and possibly garnering discounts with insurers.
The PAT includes everyday physical tasks an employee might face while working. Acknowledging differences among industries and positions, MedPhysicals Plus customizes PAT’s for each client. It may include tasks like lifting weights, standing and sitting repeatedly, pushing, and other such work related tasks. That allows the test to evaluate an employee’s readiness to work in physically intensive environments.
In Accordance to OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.134(f)(2), the employer shall ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to initial use of the respirator, whenever a different respirator facepiece (size, style, model or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.
What is a Respirator Fit Test?
Used to ensure that an employee’s facepiece respirator fits tightly and properly (two types)
Hearing damage is a real and unfortunate effect of long-term exposure to loud noise. Noise is a hazard of industrial workers and workers of any occupation who are repeatedly exposed to loud noise.
Hearing damage from noise is fully preventable when the right precautions are taken from the start. Regular hearing tests to evaluate any early signs of hearing loss, as well as everyday preventative measures such as the use of ear plugs go a long way toward prevention of permanent hearing loss.
Organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have enacted requirements and procedures for hearing conservation in an effort to standardize hearing safety practices and reduce the incidence of preventable hearing damage. Some states also have their own guidelines, as well as the Department of Defense.
In most cases, OSHA requires that employees who are exposed to a time weighted average (TWA) of 85 dB be part of a hearing conservation program which includes hearing testing and employee training. Industrial manufacturers are also required to report evaluation results.
The onsite hearing testing program from MedPhysicals Plus can be an integral part of your hearing conservation program and keeping your business in compliance with OSHA regulations. Our dedicated team is at your disposal, providing a centralized solution to all your industrial hearing needs.