News and Announcements
OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)
OSHA has released the COVID-19 ETS. The ETS was published November 5, 2021. The US Court of Appeal 5th Circuit placed a stay on the ETS on November, 16, 2021. On Friday December 17, 2021 the US Court of Appeal 6th district removed the stay. At this time the OSHA ETS is now once again in place with new implementation dates.
New Chain of Custody Forms
Starting on Aug. 30, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will require all drug testing services to use a new Federal DOT chain of custody form (CCF). Using the old forms can lead to delays in receiving test results.
Effective April 2021, Sanford OccMed is offering paperless billing for all service invoices. Your invoice will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment as soon as it is available. Learn more about paperless billing and all of your payment options.
Marijuana Legalization Webinar
The northern plains states will all have legalized marijuana by summer 2021. Watch a webinar recorded on April 20 to learn about the effects marijuana legalization could have on your company’s drug testing policies.
Joel Blanchard, MD, will discuss how to navigate conflicting federal and state laws to avoid discrimination and provide a safe workplace.
Protect Your Employees’ Ears
Hearing loss is one of the most preventable workplace hazards that can negatively affect a worker’s wellness and a business’s productivity. Once an employee’s hearing is damaged, it can’t be recovered. Sanford OccMed is here to prevent hearing loss by making sure your workers have the right protection and are using it correctly. Learn about hearing conservation programs and the steps you need to take to protect your employees at the worksite and beyond.
Minimizing Workplace Hazards
Sanford OccMed onsite evaluations include addressing hazardous toxins, unsafe work practices and dangerous noise exposures as well as providing guidance on how to mitigate these hazards. Our recommendations will first seek to eliminate any risks. Since that’s not always possible, our team will try to replace the danger, keep workers away from it, change how they work with it or provide them with protection. Meet with a Sanford OccMed professional to ensure your worksite is following OSHA regulations and your business is providing a safe workplace for your employees.
Local Access to Expert Occupational Medicine Services
When you work with Sanford OccMed, you’re connecting to a network of care. We have clinics located in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota to help you find occupational medicine services close to home.