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Browse Sanford OccMed’s available webinars to learn more about OccMed, the services we provide and how we can advance the health of your business. Watch past webinars or register for upcoming ones to get the latest information. 

Upcoming Webinars

Since OSHA published the COVID-19 ETS on November 5, 2021, there have been several major developments. The US Appellate Court for the Fifth Circuit has ordered a stay to the OSHA ETS. This means that OSHA is not to implement and enforce the ETS. The case has now gone to the US Appellate Court for the Sixth Circuit for review. The Sixth Circuit’s ruling is expected in the next few weeks. It is expected that no matter which way the court rules, this will be challenged by either party and will go to the higher Appellate Court and eventually will end up in the Supreme Court. This will take some time for a final resolution.

In the last several days the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate has also been placed on hold by two court rulings. The first ruling put a hold on the CMS mandate for 10 states and the second ruling for all the remaining states.

The final decisions on these ETS’s and vaccine mandates are uncertain. Pending further information and resolution of these legal challenges, we are postponing the webinar planned for December 15, 2021. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Sanford OccMed recommends that the best practice for companies at this point is vaccine promotion. This provides improved safety at your worksites and in the event that these mandates do move forward after the legal challenges, your COVID-19 testing burden will be lessened.

Previous Webinars

OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) 

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

OSHA has released the anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic surge. Dr. Blanchard will review the details of this new standard and what it means for employers. He will outline how Sanford OccMed can help employers meet this new standard and protect employees from COVID-19.

OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) 

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 

OSHA is releasing a Emergency Temporary Standard to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic surge. Dr. Blanchard will review the details of this new standard and what it means for employers. He will guide employers on the best way to meet this new standard and protect employees from COVID-19. 

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The Ongoing COVID-19 Battle: COVID-19 Case Surge, Vaccines and Variants

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 

Our battle with COVID-19 is ever-changing. Dr. Blanchard will review the vaccine, the new variants and how to make sense of the abundance of information. Dr. Blanchard will also review the updated OSHA guidelines to help protect our employees.

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The Coming Double Threat: Influenza and COVID-19

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 

Flu season is approaching and COVID-19 is still prevalent in communities. Dr. Saxon will review evidence about contracting influenza and COVID-19 at the same time and will explain why vaccines are essential for this upcoming flu season.

Protecting your employee's hearing and the OSHA Hearing conservation program

When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

One of the most common causes of an OSHA citation is company violation of the Hearing Conservation Program. Dr. Blanchard will discuss how to protect your employee's hearing and avoid an OSHA Hearing Conservation Program violation.

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DOT Update for Drivers and Motor Carriers

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dr. Saxon will review changes and updates to the DOT medical examination. He will discuss how this affects drivers and motor carriers and give suggestions on how to make the process more efficient.

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Marijuana Legalization Impacts on Drug Testing Programs

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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.

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