We are miles above the rest!!
Just as flying a plane can be hazardous if not done properly, or to fly in an aircraft that is not airworthy, it is unsafe to fly as, or with, a pilot who is NOT medically cleared properly…
A pilot must meet minimum physical and psychological safety standards as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Bayhealth Occupational Health can keep you in the clouds with our FAA designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME), Dr. Sajjad Savul.
Dr. Savul is residency trained in Aerospace Medicine. He is board certified in the fields of occupational and family medicine. He undertook aviation medicine training at FAA and NASA. He is very familiar with the aviation environment and its impact on humans.
Dr. Savul is now accepting appointments for Class Two and Three aviation medical exams. Appointments are being offered within 5 business days. Dr. Savul personally speaks with the examinees prior to being seen to ascertain that individuals achieve full benefit from their office visit. In addition to pilot and aviation exams, Dr. Savul also evaluates patients for air travel safety making recommendations on air transportation.
For more information contact Jennifer_Sutter@bayhealth.org or call 302-744-7012
Can you afford to miss work?
As you enjoy the summer months, remember to look ahead toward the need for flu shots for your employees.
Bayhealth Occupational Health is again offering an early registration program at discounted rates for companies reserving flu shots before August 31, 2014. Bayhealth will waive the on-site nurse fee and reduce the cost of the vaccine. It is important to register early this year since we had an overwhelming response last year.
To take advantage of the discounted prices, a written commitment will be required. Requests must be faxed before August 31, 2014. All requests received after this date will be charged the normal on-site nursing fee.
For more information, contact: Jennifer Sutter @ 302-744-7012.
Bayhealth Occupational Health offers a wide variety of physical exams and health screening services for all types of industries to include DOT/CDL transportation, emergency service personnel, aviation and law enforcement, to name a few.
We are the only organization in the state of Delaware that is certified by the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP), ranked as “Outstanding.”
We are a leading provider of substance abuse testing to include:
For more information contact Jennifer Sutter @ 302-744-7012 or Jennifer_Sutter@bayhealth.org
As of January 1, 2014 Bayhealth Occupational Health will no longer have a annual charge for the Random Drug Screen Consortium program. We are pleased to pass the savings on to our clients.
We have also been able to decrease costs for DOT and NON-DOT drug screen testing with no additional costs.
DOT drug screen $ 57
Non-DOT drug screen $47
· All inclusive price for 5 or 10 panel testing
Non-DOT Instant testing $47
· Results in 10 minutes
For more information contact Jennifer Sutter @ 302-744-7012
I am posting one of the articles in our current newsletter "A Successful Business Relationship". I think it's important for companies to realize that working with an Occupational Health Medical organization has many more benefits than just providing a service. We strive to create strong relationships with our companies to better understand their needs, as well as, provide guidence and support through all of our departments.
A special thank you to our friends at Atlantic Concrete for taking the time to let us interview them for this article.
When an Atlantic Concrete truck hits the road, company officials have much more to consider than just their product. Safety and compliance with state and federal regulations are monitored by human resources manager Connie Sullivan who relies on a strong support network developed with Bayhealth’s Occupational Health Department.
Atlantic Concrete delivers product on about 75 trucks from three sites in addition to its Milford headquarters: Harrington, Lewes and Cheswold.
And while the company has a reputation for quality, the partnership with Bayhealth gives this business peace of mind in terms of on and off-road safety, record keeping and professional neutrality should problems arise. And since they have multiple work sites, it is convenient that Bayhealth also has two offices, one in Dover and one in Milford.
Bayhealth’s occupational health program acts as a "company doctor" to companies in Delmarva area, and is the only organization in Delaware certified through National Association of Occupational Health Professionals.
One example of services provided is that Atlantic Concrete truck drivers are routinely tested for drug use through the Random Consortium Program. These tests are conducted in a timely and professional manner, and gets the drivers back to work fast.
"We have to use outside services. The world is changing, and we have a small staff, so we have created this partnership. It really is a partnership," said Ms. Sullivan.
Federal regulations dictate not only pre-employment drug testing for commercial drivers, but also random testing once a driver is hired. Bayhealth uses a computer program to record all results and provide electronic selection of the participants, so not only is the company itself out of the process, but the Drug Screen Coordinator is not controlling the selection process either making it a random program.
"It’s critical that someone outside is testing them, that it is truly random," said Ms. Sullivan, and while it’s always good news to get a negative result, the partnership with Bayhealth’s Occupational Health also provides a security net if a test result is positive. Since the drivers are in safety-sensitive positions, they must be removed from the road if there is any question about their results, until such time as they are resulted negative.
"If the employee has a problem, we need to find out if it is really a positive test. There’s the question of what do we do now. They (Bayhealth) really follow up very quickly, and I’m not involved in the back tracking," she added.
Bayhealth’s relationship with businesses like Atlantic Concrete extends beyond drug testing, and includes post-accident investigation as soon as an incident occurs, even after normal business hours.
"We are their first point of contact. Federal regulations change every day, and there are pending regulations in the works, we keep our clients updated and in compliance" said Jennifer Sutter, Bayhealth’s Occupational Health consultant, who has been working with Atlantic Concrete for 12 years.
"We’re a resource to help them not worry about that part of the business."
For more information about Bayhealth Occupational Health services, visit www.bayhealth.org/occupationalhealth or contact Jennifer Sutter at 302-744-7012
My name is Jennifer Sutter and I am the Occupational Health Consultant for Bayhealth. I work with companies to help reduce healthcare expenses, maintain compliance with regulations and improve employee health and productivity. Our department is the ONLY program in the state of Delaware to have earned certification from the National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP). We are very proud of that fact and have worked very hard to continue to maintain the highest level of service available.
Our Medical Director is Sajjad Savul, MD. He is Board Certified in Occupational Health and is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine(ACOHEM), His and all of our providers unique training, expertise and perspective helps them to understand the link between health and productivity in the workplace.
The Occupational Health department has just created this blog to use as a tool to keep companies and organizations current on industrial trends, regulations and services updates.
Here we will provide articles, newsletters and links to websites that have information relating to employers concerns, health related programs and much more.
Comments are welcome, and feel free to recommend any topics you feel other companies may benefit from.
If you would like to contact me directly, feel free anytime, Jennifer_Sutter@bayhealth.org