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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:

  • Audiograms
  • 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)
  • Immunizations
  • 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
  • Spiometry/PFT
  • Work-Related Injury Care

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&=PART&n=pt49.5.391
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.

39141-cmv-driver-medication-form-mcsa-5895.pdf
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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