Occupational Health

Western Maryland Health System Occupational Health Services helps business owners look after the health needs of their employees. No matter the size your staff, we are happy to customize a program to meet your business’s unique needs. Occupational Health Services are in three locations: Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland and Short Gap, West Virginia.

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Occupational Health Services

Causation Exams

When one of your employees reports an on-the-job injury, it’s important to know exactly what caused it. The skilled Occupational Health Services medical team will evaluate and report the findings.

Consulting

WMHS Occupational Health Services offer several consulting services to help you make your workplace more comfortable, productive, and a safe working environment.

Physician consulting is available on-site or in-house for the following:

  • Ergonomics
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Education
  • Worksite safety
  • Worker’s comp
  • Job placement/accommodation issues

Program consulting is also available:

  • Drug-free workplace
  • DOT audit survival (physical alcohol testing)
  • Medical surveillance (OSHA, DOT, MOSH)

 

Drug and Alcohol Testing

To help ensure your workplace is free from the ill effects of substance abuse, WMHS Occupational Health offers testing on-site or in-house for these purposes:

  • Pre-Employment
  • Random
  • Post-Accident
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Return to Work
  • DOT Requirements

Medical Review Officer (MRO) services can be provided in-house to ensure appropriate, discrete management of drug and alcohol testing results.

Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services are available in-house to treat, educate and monitor employees who have tested positive for drugs and/or alcohol.

Drug-Free Workplace programs can be developed and administered for any business desiring a pro-active abuse policy for their company.

Immunization Program

Keeping our employees free of communicable illness is important to workplace productivity and helps to lower lost-time illness and health insurance costs. Immunizations for some infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis B, are mandated under OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen regulations. Vaccines against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, a combination of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, and influenza are available through our Occupational Health Services. PPD skin testing is also available and on-site flu shots can also be scheduled.

Independent Medical Examiner (IME)

The purpose of an independent medical exam is for a doctor not associated with your care to provide an impartial and objective exam. This is especially important in workers’ compensation cases. Our Occupational Health Services medical examiner confirms the cause and nature of your illness or injury and then prepares a written report on the findings. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 240-964-9355. The exam takes approximately two hours. If the exam has been requested by an insurance company or attorney, contact them to see if there will be any expense. Otherwise, please call 240-964-9355 to inquire about the cost.

Mask Fit/Pulmonary Function Testing

OSHA recommends that mask fit testing to be performed annually for employees covered under the respiratory protection program. Pulmonary function testing (PFT) is at the examining physician’s discretion, but is an integral part of the program. As part of this program, WMHS Occupational Health also offers physician review of the OSHA respiratory questionnaire and the accompanying physical examination. WMHS can provide all of the above services in-house as well as on-site to meet the needs of your business.

Physical Examinations

Physical examinations are mandated under DOT and many OSHA (respiratory, asbestos, HAZWOPER) programs. Many other businesses utilizae post-offer (pre-employement) exams as means of screening to ensure that prospective workers are place in appropriate and safe positions within the work place.

At WMHS Occupational health we offer the above exams, plus physicals to determine fitness for duty, return to duty, or for special needs that may be particular to your business.

We also provide firefighter exams under applicable NFPA standards for those who currently require them.

Physical exams can be scheduled in-house or on-site depending upon volumes and the needs of your business.

Third-Party Administration

We provide administrative services for the drug and alcohol screening programs, including writing a drug-free workplace policy, providing on-site education, preparing the necessary forms, choosing random names for drug testing, and much more. Also provided is free drug testing when a business enrolls in the third-party administration program.

Travel Medicine

We offer health services that help prevent disease when you travel abroad as well as treatment for internationally contracted illnesses when you return stateside.

Workers’ Compensation Program

We offer a program to help manage workers’ compensation premiums and payout costs, including initial injury treatment, return-to-duty exams, specialist referral, impartial evaluations to evaluate disability and the need for accommodation, and second opinions regarding current care.

Our Occupational Health Services Team

The WMHS Occupational Health Services doctors have worked in Occupational Health Services for many years. For the drug and alcohol services, we employ certified breath alcohol technicians and urine drug collectors. WMHS Occupational Health Services closely follows federal guidelines in all our programs.

Dr. James Deren leads Occupational Health Services at WMHS. Dr. Deren is a certified Independent Medical Examiner (IME) and earned his certification from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Deren has served the WMHS community since 1991 as an IME and medical review officer. Dr. Kanumuri also joins Dr. Deren. He holds advanced degrees in Public Health (Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene) and earned his medical degree in India.

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Locations

Please contact the nearest WMHS Occupational Health Services location to learn more about any of the services described above.

WMHS Occupational Health Center
1050 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 15
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 240-964-9355

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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed