COVID-19 Webinars

COVID-19 Webinars

Browse Sanford OccMed’s available COVID-19 webinars to learn more about how the pandemic affects businesses. Watch past webinars or register for upcoming ones to get the latest information.


Upcoming Webinars

Marijuana Legalization Impacts on Drug Testing Programs

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM CST

Presenter: Joel Blanchard, MD

The northern plain states will all have legalized marijuana by this summer. This has a large impact on company drug testing policies and drug testing programs. Dr. Blanchard will review ways to navigate the conflicting federal and state laws to avoid discrimination, yet provide a safe workplace.

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Previous Webinars

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates; Tips for Company Involvement in Employee Education

When: Wednesday, March 17

Presenter: Joel Blanchard, MD

The COVID-19 Vaccines have been approved three months now. Dr. Blanchard will discuss what new vaccines are available, and what they add to our fight against the pandemic. He will discuss how you as an employer can help promote vaccination for your employees to help maintain a healthy workforce.


Setting Up an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

When: Wednesday, February 17

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new challenges arise as workers are sent home to work. Employers and employees alike were not prepared for the transition and lack sufficient means to resolve injuries due to poor workstation setup. Grant Judah, PT will review workstation issues and the injuries they cause for your at-home workforce and address interventions and tools to minimize the negative effects.

Learn how to set up an ergonomic workstation at home.


The Arrival of the COVID-19 Vaccine

When: Wednesday, January 20

Now that COVID-19 vaccines have been released for use, you may have many questions. Dr. Blanchard will review the role the COVID-19 vaccine plays to end the pandemic. He will discuss the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, as well as review how these vaccines have become available so quickly. He will review the roll-out of the vaccine and answer questions.


COVID-19 During Flu Season - What's Next?

When: August 19, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new challenges arise with the upcoming flu season. Joel Blanchard, MD will review these two viral respiratory illnesses and discuss how they will impact the workplace. He will share strategies to help minimize the impact on our business worksites.


Bouncing Forward after COVID-19

When: June 24, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and businesses. Dr. Jeffrey Leichter and Dr. Craig Uthe from Sanford Health's Behavioral Health Integration team will discuss how we can look after ourselves as business leaders, so we can help model a bounce back from the disruption for our employees as well as ourselves. Dr. Joel Blanchard will moderate the question and answer session following the presentation.


Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As businesses begin reopening in our communities, protecting workers from COVID-19 will be essential. Joel Blanchard, MD, an occupational medicine specialist, explains what you can do to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for your workforce. Dr. Blanchard also discusses the role testing will play as you plan for the future.

Downloadable Documents from the Webinar: 


COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

Listen to information on COVID-19 and its effect on companies. We cover federal regulations and information on what companies can do to help the strain on medical facilities. We provide information on how to direct sick employees, information on prevention techniques, and guidelines on when employees can return to work if they are ill.

Download the Q&A from Webinar