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Occupational Medicine at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Services

Because health and safety should never be compromised.

Griffin Hospital shares in the belief that the health and safety of employees in the workplace has become an ever-increasing concern for employers. That's why we established the Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine Center in an effort to improve the health, well-being, and productivity of our working population. Relating directly to the success of business and industry in our service area, our goal is to partner with employers to protect their most valuable asset: their employees. To accomplish this, we have combined a comprehensive array of services totally dedicated to Occupational Medicine while continuing our efforts to provide truly patient-centered care.

Requiring pre-employment physicals has benefits for both employers and employees. These physicals make it possible to increase productivity by identifying candidates who would not be able to carry out the physical requirements of a particular job. Identifying these candidates also helps employers reduce their workers’ compensation costs.

Our Pre-employment Physicals may include:

  • Pre-placement Screening Services
  • Worksite Walk-Through with our Medical Director
  • Review of job descriptions with emphasis on physical requirements and exposures
  • Post-offer Physical Exams
  • Required Immunizations
  • Audiometry, Pulmonary Function Testing, and EKG
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Respirator Clearance Examinations

Back Screens

Back injuries are among the most expensive of musculoskeletal disorders in industrialized nations, and one of the most common work related ailments affecting adults in the United States. Every year, 50% of the working population will experience back pain. Much like pre-employment physicals ensure a physical capacity to work, a back screen checks prospective employees’ capacity for positions that require lifting.

During a back screen the physical therapist will test prospective employees’ capacity for lifting and provide extensive education on proper body mechanics. In addition to identifying employees who are at increased risk for work related injuries, a back screen can assist in preventing future injuries from occurring.

Effective May 21, 2014, all new USDOT medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers (both CDL and non-CDL drivers) have to be conducted by a medical examiner who has completed the required training and passed a certification test.

All Physicians and Physician’s Assistants at Griffin Occupational Health & Wellness Center are certified to do these exams. Before scheduling an appointment with your Primary Care Physician, General Practitioner or other Physician for your Medical Card, make sure they are certified to issue one. If not, call Griffin Hospital Occupational Health Center at 203-944-3718.

Additional Services:

  • DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • MRO Services
  • Third Party Collections
  • DOT & Safety Sensitive Random Pool Management
  • DOT / Non-DOT Physical Exams
  • HAZMAT Exams
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Hearing Tests

Nearly 8% of the drug screens Griffin Hospital’s Occupational Medicine Center conducted this year have tested positive for illegal substances. These individuals were terminated or denied employment.

If your company does not drug test prospective employees, these same individuals could end up working for you.

Services we offer include:

  • DOT Drug and Alcohol Surveillance
  • Urine Drug Collections
  • Random Drug Programs
  • Medical Review Officer Services
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programs

After-hour care for acute injuries is provided through Griffin Hospital Emergency Services in Derby, which will have access to company-specific information and protocols to direct their care and works very closely with the Occupational Medicine Center to ensure seamless continuity of care.

Services we offer include:

  • Acute Injury Management Walk-in Services
  • Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy Services
  • Tracking and Case Management Services
  • Prompt communication of diagnosis, work restrictions, and scheduled appointments to employee and employer
  • Development of alternative duty programs
  • Fitness for Duty Programs
  • Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure Counseling and Treatment (including test of source patient)
  • Risk Reduction Evaluations at the worksite

Medical surveillance is the systematic assessment of employees exposed or potentially exposed to occupational hazards. This assessment monitors individuals for adverse health effects and determines the effectiveness of exposure prevention strategies.

Services we offer include:

  • Lead and Heavy Metal Exposure Examinations
  • Blood-borne Pathogen Exposure
  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Tuberculosis Exposure

Our program provides the protection needed to ensure a safe and healthy visit for you and your fellow travelers.

Many countries are still facing outbreaks of yellow fever, hepatitis and malaria. Our Travel Medicine Team will research the health risks of your destination and provide the appropriate vaccinations and preventative medications for your trip.

Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine Center offers:

  • Vaccinations including Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid Fever, Rabies, Tetanus, Influenza, Polio and MMR
  • Certification of Immunization
  • Travel Health Evaluations
  • Preventative Medications
  • Counseling on international health safety and risks

Workplace wellness is defined as an organized, employer sponsored program that is designed to support employees as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance personal effectiveness, and benefit the organization’s bottom line.

Services we offer include:

  • On-site Educational Services
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Lunch & Learn
  • Health Fair Coordination

The Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine Team

Our team is dedicated to ensuring easy access to all our services as well as providing effective coordination and communication, benefiting both the employee and employer. Furthermore, we are committed to treating all clients in a very respectful, personalized, and supportive manner, reflecting Griffin Hospital's Planetree model of care philosophy.

  • Paula Daskam PA Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Services - Shelton
  • Melissa Mieszczanski PA Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Services - Shelton
  • Amir Mohammad MD Griffin Hospital Occupational Medicine & Rehabilitation Services - Shelton
Downloadable Forms

Follow the links below to download copies of the forms you need.

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Audiometric Exam  1/18/201856.97 KBDownload
Firefighter Medical Record  6/10/2022329.43 KBDownload
HIPAA Authorization Form  6/10/2022526.72 KBDownload
New Notice of Privacy Practice  6/10/2022179.44 KBDownload
Patient Acknowledgement Form  6/10/2022966.40 KBDownload
Pulmonary Function Study  1/18/201841.92 KBDownload
Registration Form  1/18/201818.49 KBDownload
Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire  1/3/2020427.07 KBDownload
Sleep Apnea Form  1/18/2018371.11 KBDownload
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Injury Questionnaire  1/18/201887.63 KBDownload
New Notice of Privacy Practice  1/18/2018108.94 KBDownload
Patient Acknowledgement Form  8/2/2019962.58 KBDownload
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