OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Occupational Health Specialists have extensive knowledge of potential hazards that exist in the workplace, and how to prevent or treat injuries and illnesses resulting from these hazards.
WHAT IS AN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST:
Occupational Health Specialists have extensive knowledge of potential hazards that exist in the workplace, and how to prevent or treat resulting injuries and illness. They are advocates for workers, and have extensive knowledge of provincial laws, as they apply to the workplace and illness and injury.
WHAT DO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS DO:
An Occupational Health Specialist will focus on the prevention and management of workplace illnesses, injuries and disabilities. They promote health and safety in the workplace, and encourage a safe and timely return to work. They are also able to provide a certificate of fitness for the workplace, if your employer or potential employer requires one.
ABOUT OUR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
Medicentres Occupational Health Services has four locations in Western Canada (Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, and Edmonton), as well as over 200 network partner clinics to serve our clients Canada-wide.  We bring more than 25 years of experience in Occupational Health, and our team holds expertise and local knowledge in occupational health services to bear for public and private sector clients across Canada.  Our core services include, but are not limited to: 

  • Drug & Alcohol Testing 
  • Pre-Employment & Periodic Medical Testing 
  • Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation 
  • Respirator Fitness Programs 
  • Training Programs and Courses 
  • Wellness Initiatives 
  • Workplace Immunization Programs 

We offer 24/7 emergency drug and alcohol testing services, as well as onsite and mobile testing services. 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

Medicentres Occupational Health Services offers services built on industry-leading standards and years of experience to organizations on a national level.  Our team specializes in drug and alcohol testing and health surveillance programs such as: 

  • Post-Offer, Pre-Placement, and Periodic Medical Assessments
  • Designated Substance Medical Surveillance
  • Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Pulmonary Function Testing & Respirator Clearance Programs
  • Workplace Immunization Programs
  • Wellness Initiatives & Biometric Screening 
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MEDICAL EXAMS

Determining if an employee is ‘fit’ for duty is crucial for employers now more than ever, to ensure that their workforce is healthy as well as helping to reduce and even prevent workplace injuries.  Baseline and Periodic health assessments are completed, by a nurse or physician, to determine if an employee meets the standards, or Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFORs), set out for their position.  Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFORs) are the minimum physical standards, in keeping with Human Rights Legislation, for the applicant to be placed into a position

Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) will receive a ‘Fitness for Work’ certificate once the health assessment has been completed.  Occupational Health professionals, both nurses and physicians, are available to consult with our clients and help to navigate legislative requirements.

HEARING CONSERVATION AND AUDIO EVALUATIONS

Medicentres provides a complete hearing conservation program beyond baseline and periodic audiometric testing.  Noise is one of the most common occupational health hazards in industrial workplaces.  It causes hearing loss in many workers.  Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is 100% permanent and 100% preventable.  Employees are educated on proper hearing protection by a trained Audiometric Technician or Occupational Health Nurse, and will have their hearing test results explained to them after each test.

These services are available onsite at the client’s location, and within our own clinics.  Our knowledgeable staff are available to help clients understand the legislation and their requirements for compliance.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAMS
Medicentres Occupational Health Services is a leader in drug and alcohol testing services.  As one of the first Third Party Administrators in Canada to mirror the updated testing panel put in place by the Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace and the U.S. DOT Program, we go above and beyond for our clients to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding industry standards.

We offer a wide variety of drug and alcohol services, and are able to customize testing programs to meet our client’s needs.  Medicentres has online drug and alcohol reporting software that allows you to access results at any time, manage your employees’ information, and add and remove company administrators.  Medicentres Occupational Health Services provides scheduled on-site services as well as after-hours clients 24/7 emergency testing.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

We administer a DOT FMCSA program in order to help our clients comply with 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including:

  • Computerized random selections
  • Maintenance of random pool
  • Statements of compliance and annual statistical reports
  • Program updates

SUPERVISOR TRAINING FOR REASONABLE SUSPICION

Our goal is to ensure your supervisors know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace, and how to handle these situations.  We offer engaging in-person training, facilitated by a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with extensive experience in disability management and Return-to-Duty processes

EMPLOYEE DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS (ONLINE COURSE)

This session focuses on educating employees about substance use and abuse. We’ll discuss the risk factors for substance abuse and how substance use can progress to substance abuse/dependency. Participants will learn more about the physical and mental effects of drug and alcohol abuse as well as identifying suspected drug or alcohol impairment in the workplace and why it is crucial to report these suspicions to a supervisor.

FIND AN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST NEAR YOU

SASKATOON

SASKATOON
201 Robin Crescent
Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6M8
P: 306-374-9079 | F: 306-374-7246

REGINA

REGINA
#30 – 395 Park Street
Regina, SK, S4N 5B2
P: 306-586-0537 | F: 306-586-6270

CALGARY FOOTHILLS

CALGARY
#202 – 3716 61st Avenue SE
Calgary, AB, T2C 1Z4
P: 403-236-8400 | F: 403-236-8806

EDMONTON

EDMONTON
10507 Kingsway Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB, T5H 4K1
P: 780-784-5078 | F: 780-426-0686

For more information and bookings call;
1-877-374-9079
ccbookings@medicentres.com

PART OF ELNA MEDICAL GROUP