Occupational Medicine FAQs

What is Occupational Medicine?

Occupational medicine is a specialized branch of healthcare concerned with maintaining health in the workplace, as well as preventing and treating workplace injuries. Occupational health specialists ensure that the highest standards of occupational health and safety are met through preventative medicine, thereby minimizing workplace injuries, illnesses, and disabilities. 

Do you provide mobile Occupational health screenings?

Yes! Allegheny Medical’s Mobile Occupational Medicine team services a wide range of areas, including:

  • The entire Pittsburgh region

  • Washington County

  • Greene County

  • Beaver County

  • Butler County

  • Westmoreland County

  • Parts of Ohio

  • Parts of West Virginia

What Occupational health services do you offer?

At Allegheny Medical, we perform all the components of physicals, drug screens, exams, respiratory tests, workers compensation reviews, vaccinations, and blood screens in one visit. 

These tests and services include:

  • Work-site evaluation and job analysis

  • Medical surveillance exams

  • Independent Medical Examination (IME)

  • Physicals

    • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals

    • School bus physicals

    • Pre-post-employment physicals

    • Return-to-work physicals

    • Police officer and firefighter physicals

  • Drug Screenings

    • Urine drug screen​

    • Hair testing

    • Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) audiograms

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) & interpretation

  • Pulmonary function testing/Spirometry

  • Quantitative/Qualitative Respiratory Fit Test

  • Respirator questionnaire and clearance

  • Chest X-rays

  • Phlebotomy services

    • Blood draw​

    • Lipid panel

    • CBC with diff

    • Wellness profile

    • Urinalysis

    • TB Test: Oxford labs T SPOT and Quantiferon Gold Blood Tests (PPD)

    • Please contact the office for additional testing not listed

  • Vaccinations

    • Hepatitis B series

    • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDAP)

    • Travel medicine vaccines

    • Flu shots

  • Vision screenings

    • Titmus vision

    • Jaegar vision

    • Ishihara vision

    • Snellen vision ​

  • Functional Testing

    • Functional Capacity Exam (FCE)

    • Pre-work screens/Fit tests

    • Lift tests

What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)?

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is used to measure an applicant’s ability to physically perform the responsibilities of a job. By measuring these specific capabilities, an employer can reduce the risk of injury based on the employee's functional capacity to perform the job.  

The benefits of having an FCE performed include:

  • Quantifying an applicant's physical abilities in relation to physical responsibilities pertaining to the job

  • Assures proper use of safe techniques in functional lifting tasks

  • Reduces workplace injuries

  • Increases an applicant's awareness and understanding of the physical dynamics of the job requirement

 

Our testing methods include:

  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Box, lift, carry and push pull

  • Overhead mobility test

  • Core body strength test

  • Upper and lower body strength testing

  • Grip strength, hand/wrist mobility, and dexterity job task testing

  • Functional lifting static, NIOSH, dynamic and dexterity

  • Isometric Muscle Testing

Do you offer Corporate Wellness Programs?

Yes! Our on-site, corporate wellness health screenings include:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) screening

  • Body Fat Percentage (BFI) screening

  • Ergonomic assessment & posture evaluations

  • Flu shot clinic

  • Custom Designed Workshops - Upon request.

Do you offer Walk-In services?

Yes! Although appointments are encouraged, Allegheny Medical offers walk-in services for your convenience. Just be sure to download the appropriate forms and bring them with you to your visit.