MCMC Occupational Health
Work Safely & Be Healthy
Mid-Columbia Medical Center offers a vast array of occupational health
services to businesses that wish to establish and maintain a healthy work
environment. Our occupational health experts are well-versed in providing
customized and effective health and wellness-related work place services.
We help businesses manage workplace injuries and we promote the comprehensive
health of their employees.
Our medical experts can also work to reduce the chances of employee injury,
illness and disability by identifying and preventing possible health risks.
Our occupational health experts aim to prevent occupational injuries, illnesses
and disability by:
- Supporting safe working practices
- Providing on site consultations for medical, occupational, and environemental
health and safety.
- Providing business with personalized and efficient occupational health programs
Using Our Medical Network
As part of Mid-Columbia Medical Center's Outpatients Clinic, our occupational
health experts have access to a wide variety of external resources and
medical consultants. Our physicians are board-certified and have extensive
training and experience in occupational medicine. We work as a team to
address occupational and environmental health and safety concerns including
prevention, assessment and treatment of on-the-job injuries, pre placement
physicals and testing, contracted employee health and DOT exams. Our physicians
manage and treat occupational injuries, illnesses and disability and offer
comprehensive and seamless care to clients by referring workers to other
services within and outside of MCMC such as physical medicine and rehab,
orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, neurosurgery and others. In addition
to treating injured workers we also consult with employers on prevention
of disabilities due to chemical, biological and environmental exposures.
Our Services Include:
- Blood Tests/Titers
- Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Drug & Alcohol Testing
- Emergency Response Team (ERT)
- Ergonomic Consultations and Assessments
- Firefighters (NFPA)
- Fit for Duty/Return to Work
- Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
- Medical Surveillance & Evaluations
- Occupational Exposure-Specific Evaluations
- On-Site Consultations
- OSHA-regulated Exams: Asbestos, Lead, etc.
- Police & Corrections (DPSST)
- Pre-Placement (post offer)
- Respirator Exams
- Respirator Questionnaire Review
- Work-Related Injury Care
Employers (Motor Carriers) and Employees (Drivers/Operators of Commercial
Motor Vehicles/CMV) are obligated to comply with the Department of Transportation-Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT-FMCSA) regulations and follow
the standard guidelines.
There are numerous medical-clinical and mental health conditions that
will or may disqualify an examinee or applicant by a Certified Medical
Examiner/CME per the DOT-FMCSA (see above). It is the responsibility of
the Employers and Employees to know, understand and abide by the Federal
and State rules & regulations for Medical Certification. The above
and below governmental and professional websites may help all stakeholders
to understand and comply with the laws.
Subpart E—addresses Physical Qualifications and Examinations
Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875
Above is the DOT form that the employee/driver needs to fill out and provide
necessary medical records/clearances before, during, or after the medical
examiner’s review and physical examination.
Please note: The DOT-FMCSA imposes penalties for the driver/applicant,
as stated on page 2 of Medical Examiner Report:
I certify that the above information is accurate and complete. I understand
that inaccurate, false or missing information may invalidate the examination
and my Medical Examiner's Certificate, that submission of fraudulent
or intentionally false information is a violation of 49 CFR 390.35, and
that submission of fraudulent or intentionally false information may subject
me to civil or criminal penalties under 49 CFR 390.37 and 49 CFR 386 Appendices A and B.
About the 391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form, MCSA-5895 (optional):The
391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form, MCSA-5895, requests additional information
regarding medications prescribed by the treating physician as an optional
tool for Medical Examiners to use in determining if a driver is medically
qualified under 49 CFR 391.41.
New Driver Application Package.pdf
Skill Performance Evaluation Certificate Application for New Driver Application Package
Rules & Regulations
Governmental & Other Helpful Websites:
Meet Our Occupational Medicine Consultant
Dr. Sheedy is the Occupational Medicine Consultant of our Occupational
Health Services, where she served as the Medical Director from October/2016
to December/2018, and remains as the Occupational Medicine Consultant
after relocation back to the Portland Metropolitan Area in January/2019.
Dr. Sheedy is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine,
residency-trained and Board Certified in Occupational Medicine. She earned
her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and training in Occupational
and Environmental Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and
was awarded a research grant from the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) of CDC to develop new knowledge in the field
of occupational safety and health and to transform that knowledge into
practice. She graduated from UCLA with a BS in Biology, and Temple University
School of Medicine for her MD, and completed her Occupational & Environmental
Medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical
Centers and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has been an active long-term
member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
(ACOEM) for over 20 years.
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