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Compliance

Overview

Nearly every business is impacted by regulations that are applicable to their particular industry. While we understand that regulation compliance can be difficult and time consuming, HealthWorks is here to help make your job a bit easier.

DOT Physicals

Overview

All New York State CDL holders engaged in interstate commerce need to show proof of physical ability to perform their job safely. A medical examination performed by a DOT-approved Certified Medical Examiner is a required part of this process.

Other CDL holders also face physical requirements. Please see the NYSDMV website to determine requirements for your class of driver's license.

Regulations:

  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicle Medical Certification Requirements
  • OSHA 49CFR Subtitle B, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Part 383
  • Federal Motor Carrier DOT Medical Requirements

Schedule

Department of Transportation physicals are provided bi-monthly at our clinic in Fly Creek, once a month at Tri-Town Regional Hospital in Sidney, or by appointment at certain Bassett Healthcare Network Regional Clinics. To schedule an appointment at any of these locations please contact us at 607-547-7014, ext. 1.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Overview

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates a program of random drug and alcohol screenings for all drivers operating with a commercial license. Under this program employers must assure that these individuals are part of a pool of drivers who will be randomly screened for breath alcohol, and the metabolites of five classes of drugs. HealthWorks can provide each of the Federal screens necessary to be in compliance: pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug testing.

For businesses that wish to enroll in a Drug-Free Work Place program, employers can set up Forensic urine or hair testing with HealthWorks.

Regulations

OSHA 49 CFR Part 40

Schedule

Federal and Forensic testing is completed at our clinic in Fly Creek, select Bassett Healthcare clinic locations, or at your worksite, when applicable. If you would like to set up testing for your business, please contact us at 607-547-7014.

Hearing Conservation Programs

Overview

Noise-induced hearing loss is cummulative and can be permanent.

If your workers are exposed to a time-weighted average (TWA) noise level of 85 decibels (dBA) or higher over an 8-hour work shift, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Noise standard (29 CFR 1910.95) requires you to have a hearing conservation program in place.

Our CAOHC (Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservationists)-certified technicians provide hearing screenings necessary to measure and track Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). The results from these screenings are reviewed by our medical director, and then compiled into a comprehensive summary that makes Form 300 hearing-loss reporting simple and easy.

Regulations

OSHA Noise Standard 29 CFR 1910.95

Schedule

The hearing-test environment must be in compliance with the stated background levels (see Paragraph 1910.95(h)(4) and Appendix D. of the Noise Standard) every time an audiometric test is performed. As long as these conditions are met, testing can be performed on site, or in our mobile clinic. We also conduct testing at our health clinic in Fly Creek, NY. To begin a hearing conservation program contact us at 607-547-7014.

Firefighter and EMS Personnel

Overview

HealthWorks schedules screenings for approximately 95 fire departments at 40 different fire stations across the Bassett Healthcare Network service region each year. Our staff travels to the company's fire station to perform services mandated by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). During the course of the evening, an average of 45 Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are seen.

Regulations

  • NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications
  • OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134

Scheduling

Interested in having HealthWorks come to your station? Scheduling a firefighter/EMS screening for the first time is easy. Here is the process from start to finish:

  1. Call HealthWorks at 607-547-7014
  2. A contract will be set up describing services to be provided and corresponding fees
  3. Schedule date for screening
  4. Two months in advance of screening date –
    • Questionnaires and schedule will be sent to Department
  5. Members will sign up on schedule for appointment time and get questionnaires
  6. At least one week in advance of screening –
    • Schedule will be faxed to HealthWorks (Fax Number: 607-547-5810)
  7. Day of –
    • Members will arrive at appointment time to the screening with completed paperwork
    • Have department unlocked and ready for our setup 45 minutes prior to the start of the screening
    • Have SCBA masks ready for fit testing
  8. Members will adhere to the Do's and Don'ts of Testing
  9. Approximately two weeks after the screening -
    • Results with classifications will be mailed to the chief

Respiratory Protection Program

Overview

You know that providing respirators for those employees exposed to occupational hazards is just the first step. Whether you use N-95s, SCBAs, or any respirator in between, we provide the services necessary to comply with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134's mandates: an annual fit test to assure proper protection factors, employee instruction in proper wear and maintenance of these respirators, and physical exams (including pulmonary function testing) to establish medical clearance for respirator use.

Regulations

OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134

Scheduling

Respiratory protection programs require annual fit testing, conducted on approved equipment. These services can be provided at your place of business or ours. Contact us at 607-547-7014.