Banner Occupational Health is available to care for workers who have been exposed to hazardous body fluids that may be infected with life-threatening diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. A medical provider is on call 24-hours a day to talk through the exposure and determine if preventive drug therapy is necessary.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that a prescription be started within a 2-hour time frame to reduce the chance of contracting HIV. Banner Health and Walgreen's 24-hour drug stores have teamed up to provide prompt service. Your employee will be directed to the nearest Walgreen's pharmacy where their prescription will be waiting.
Follow-up care provides counseling, testing and immunizations; all very important in providing peace of mind for your employee.
Banner Occupational Health is a full-service occupational health program providing drug testing 7days a week for current employees as well as for pre-offer and pre-placement requirements.
Through our drug testing program, your company will receive:
- Instant testing results program with same-day results
- Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)
- Complete drug testing programs
- Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)
- SAMSHA certified lab
- Department of Transportation (DOT) collections and testing
- Surveillance program
- DOT certified staff
- Mobile and on-site testing
- Pre-employment, post-accident, random and reasonable cause testing
- Certified collectors
Banner can provide a full-service drug testing program For information regarding drug screening regulations, visit OSHA.
No matter how safe your workplace, injuries do occur. Banner Occupational Health minor to major injuries, at any of our Banner Occupational Health clinics. Our physicians specialize in work–related injuries, and help get injured employees back to what's important in their life.
For individuals with work-related injuries, Banner Occupational Health offers a full range of occupational health services, including:
- Walk-in care
- Preferential scheduling
- Access to our specialty referral network
- Convenient locations
- Coordinated clinical services, including physical therapy, radiology, specialty care, and pharmacy
- Clinic staff who work with you, your employees, and most medical or insurance providers
Banner Occupational Health offers the following types of physicals:
- DOT exams by FMCSA-certified examiners listed on the NRCME
- Pre-placement exams
- HAZMAT exams
- Respiratory clearance exams
- Respirator fit exams
- Pulmonary function exams
- Fitness for Duty exams
- Firefighter physicals
- Police officer physicals (performed by a POST Certified physician)
- Executive physical exams
- Functional capacity exams
- Lift/back evaluations
We can work with you to design a customized examination to meet the special needs of your company.
Visit the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for more regulations and up-to-date news or the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health.
If your employees face the possibility of exposure to hazardous materials, Banner Occupational Health can provide you direct access to physicians specializing in toxicology through the Department of Medical Toxicology at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
Our specialists provide 24-hour, year-round emergency evaluations and treatment for those with illnesses that may have resulted from toxic natural products or chemical exposure. Follow-up care is also offered.
Additional Services offered:
- IMEs — Independent Medical Evaluations
- Health Risk Assessment
- Site walk-through for evaluation of industrial or environmental hazards
- Recommendations for provisions of industrial hygiene services
- Review of outside industrial hygiene reports and recommendations for periodic environmental and biological monitoring
- Evaluation and/or preparation of medical/carcinogenic components of Material Safety
- Data Sheets
- HAZCOM employee training for chemical hazards/HAZMAT paramedic training
- Toxicology literature review, including computerized databases and reports
- Hazardous exposure investigations and indoor air quality evaluations
- Review of disputed employee urine drug test results
Banner Occupational Health provides vaccines for individuals who are traveling overseas. We offer a full-range of vaccines including Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus and Japanese Encephalitis.
A specially trained nurse will provide information regarding health alerts and disease risks, emergency phone numbers, as well as general information and what medicines to bring to ensure a safe trip.
Each person receives a consultation to assure the safety of the vaccinations and discuss any medical issues regarding the country or countries they are traveling to. You are charged for a consultation/evaluation fee and the cost of the vaccines.
In most cases, appointments can be made for the next day.
These vaccines are available to the general public for anyone over the age of 14.
If you have a large group going overseas, we can arrange to have the vaccines administered at the worksite.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists required and recommended vaccines for international travel.
Vaccines and immunizations keep your workforce healthy and helps employees avoid major illnesses. Banner Occupational Health offers the following vaccines and disease screenings:
- Flu Shots
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Hepatitis B Post-Vaccination Testing
- Hepatitis C Screening
- Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test & Tetanus Vaccination
- Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccination (Tdap)
Keeping your employees healthy and preventing illness results in a more productive work team. Our experts can come to your business with classes, health fairs and screenings. We can put together a wellness program to meet your company's needs.
Prevention and Wellness Services include:
- Cancer Screenings: Breast, Prostate and Skin
- Digital Rectal Examinations (DRE)
- Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screenings
- Classes on stress management, smoking cessation and weight management
- Ergonomic Evaluations
- Wide variety of classes including health education, exercise and non-traditional (alternate) health
- CPR and First Aid
- Employee Health Fairs
- Executive Summaries
- Online Health Risk Assessments
- Health screenings
If your work environment is very loud, not only is your employees’ ability to hear at risk, but loud noise can also create physical and psychological stress, reduce productivity, interfere with communication and concentration, and contribute to workplace accidents and injuries by making it difficult to hear warning signals.
Neither surgery nor a hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Short-term exposure to loud noise can also cause a temporary change in hearing or a ringing in your ears (tinnitus). These short-term problems may go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the noisy area. However, repeated exposures to loud noise can lead to permanent tinnitus and/or hearing loss.
Banner Occupational Health is committed to protecting your employees from the dangers of a loud working environments. If you are concerned about the effects of noise in your workplace, our experts will visit your worksite to determine noise levels and make recommendations for protections you can offer to your staff.