MainStreet Family Urgent Care Offers Occupational Testing
State’s second largest urgent care company helps 8,000 Alabamians stay fit for duty
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June 4, 2018 (Birmingham, Ala.) – MainStreet Family Urgent Care has been doing its part to keep Alabama’s labor force healthy and safe by offering occupational health services. Working with over 600 companies around the state and nation, the urgent care company has evaluated close to 8,000 employees across various industries. Offering numerous occupational medicine services including drug testing, physicals, TB skin tests, audiograms, vaccines, etc. gives employers necessary information in making personnel and safety decisions.
“At MainStreet, we are committed to providing quality care not only for families but also for businesses. We want employers to be confident in the health and wellness of their employees,” said Emile Hughes, Chief Operating Officer for MainStreet Family Urgent Care. “Occupational medicine testing at our clinics provides insight into a current or potential employee’s abilities and whether their health might directly impact the workplace environment.”
Why implement occupational medicine testing?
When an employer decides to invest in occupational health services it provides a peace of mind that the correct steps are being taken to reduce occupational health risks. Pre-employment testing allows employers to identify whether an individual is healthy enough to perform duties required by the job. A healthy and fit employee can benefit the company by saving time in the selection process. Employees who are fit for the job can reduce turnover, and even improve company morale. Annual and periodic testing allows employers to maintain a standard of well-being for their employees and ensure they continue to be fit for the job they are doing on a day-to-day basis. Yearly testing can also assure the workplace isn’t deteriorating an employee’s health, i.e., hearing damage from loud machinery, breathing problems due to chemical exposure, wear and tear from heavy lifting, and more. Without proper testing to reduce the risk of occupational hazards, companies could potentially be liable for the damage their employees incur from working at their company. Depending on work environment, employers may choose different type of testing for different types of jobs, however, the majority of businesses do require random and post-accident drug testing for all employees to ensure everyone is remaining safe while on the job and minimizing the potential for workplace accidents and company liability while also encouraging a drug free livelihood for employees.
What makes MainStreet different?
Committing to any sort of occupational testing might be daunting to some employers due to the paperwork, time commitment, and result gathering, however, MainStreet Family Urgent Care aims to make this process as easy as possible. MainStreet’s Community Educators are dedicated to each of their local clinics and oversee the entire testing process.
“Our community educators are devoted to every part of the occupational medicine process from ensuring that the testing is performed correctly to the results reporting to the billing,” Hughes said. “They are available for our clients and their employees in case you ever have a question or have a concern.”
In addition, MainStreet Family Urgent Care also provides work comp services and employ medical providers who have been well-trained in OSHA recordability. During work comp situations, MainStreet’s goal is to send each employee back to work with little to no restrictions, if at all possible.
Any business owners or managers interested in learning more about MainStreet Family Urgent Care’s occupational medicine and work comp services can call their local community educator to schedule a meeting. Each community educator can provide employers with a custom solution for their company’s specific occupational medicine needs.