Minnesota Occupational Health is considered an essential business however with decreased patient volume and in an effort to protect MOH providers and staff, beginning Monday March 30, 2020 and until further notice, Minnesota Occupational Health (MOH) is implementing the following:
Available Clinics: In response to the newest order from Minnesota Governor Walz, beginning Monday 3/30/2020 MOH will temporarily close our Shakopee and Blaine clinics in order to ensure that we will have available providers, staff and supplies to continue providing vital services to essential workers during this time.
Clinic Hours: Beginning Monday March 30th 2020 clinic hours will be 7:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Midway St Paul and Eagan clinic locations, both of which remain open. Scheduling can still be contacted beginning at 7am each at via email@example.com or (651) 968-5300.
Key Staff: Key staff you have come to rely upon may not be available during a furlough period. We will continue to make every effort to respond to your needs but we ask for your understanding.
Onsite Drug and Alcohol Collection Team: Effective immediately, the MOH Onsite team will only respond to post-accident and reasonable suspicion collection requests. All drug and alcohol testing will continue to be performed in our open clinics during our new interim hours of 7:30 – 4:00. Random and pre-employment collections will now only be available within the clinics.
Alcohol Testing: Per interim guidelines, in an effort to minimize the COVID-19 exposure to our staff, MOH is discontinuing Breath Alcohol Testing. We will be using a QED Rapid Alcohol test which has DOT approval. In the event of a positive QED we will perform a follow-up lab-based saliva test for DOT collections and either a lab-based saliva or blood test (per your protocols) for Non-DOT collections.
Respirator Clearance – Spirometry: Spirometry (pulmonary functional testing) WILL NOT be performed as part of respirator medical clearance, in accordance with the guideline below from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Routine respirator clearance will be evaluated either through the respirator questionnaire, respirator physical examination and/or chest x-ray on a case-by-case basis. For further explanation, please refer to www.mohonline.com for daily updates.
Important Reminder: For the safety of our staff and patients, anyone with a temperature above 99.4 degrees (when not using medications) or respiratory symptoms will not be seen at MOH for any reason.
We value and appreciate your understanding and continued partnership! Thank you!
March 28, 2020
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND VISITORS, ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 99.4° F (WHEN NOT USING MEDICATIONS) OR WHO ARE COUGHING OR SNEEZING WILL NOT BE SEEN AT MOH FOR ANY REASON.
OUR GOAL IN TREATING AND MANAGING WORK
INJURIES IS TO HELP INJURED WORKERS REMAIN
MOBILE, ACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE
Now in our twenty-second year, Minnesota Occupational Health (MOH) remains locally owned and accountable to employer-partners like you. MOH continues to invest in and expand our teams, facilities and equipment. I urge you to consider partnering with over ten highly experienced occupational medicine providers along with our team of ergonomic specialists and occupational therapists, all ready to support you in hiring and retaining a healthy and safe workforce.
Just a few of our key services include:
- A commitment to helping you support injured workers to remain as productive and active as their condition will safely allow, while providing you with prompt, understandable workability reports.
- 24/7/365 Onsite drug and alcohol testing and In-Clinic collections Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm
- A 4,400 square foot Work Performance Center located in the Eagan MOH clinic dedicated to Pre-employment / Post-Offer Work Simulation Testing, Work Conditioning and Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s).
- 2 Full-time Workers Compensation Coordinators who expedite approvals and scheduling for special imaging, physical therapy and orthopedic surgery for significant work injuries.
- Specialty Exams for DOT Federal Motor Carriers, FAA, FTA, FRA, Hazmat, Firefighter, POST, etc. including Respirator & Medical Surveillance for Silica, Asbestos and bloodborne pathogens.
- Vaccinations and titers for hepatitis, TB, MMR, varicella, influenza, etc.
- Blood testing, exams and medical surveillance for lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and other substances.
- Periodic seminars Reasonable Suspicion Training, Workers Compensation Symposiums, Ergonomics and Silica.
If you are ready to partner with a true occupational medicine team, contact us today! (651) 968-5300 – Ask for the Business Development team.