Delnor Hospital
Delnor Hospital

Occupational Health

Occupational Health

Central DuPage Business Health

Delnor's Occupational Health Program offers comprehensive services to companies that want to improve the health, safety and productivity of their employees.

We focus on prevention and early intervention, and can tailor a medical program that fits your company's specific needs. At all times, our focus is on returning employees to work in the safest, quickest, most efficient way possible.

   

Our services (described below) include:

Injury Care

When work-related injuries occur, we are ready to treat each patient upon arrival. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If an injury occurs outside of these hours, the patient can be seen and treated at Delnor's Express Care Centeror in the Delnor Emergency Department with follow-up care the next business day in Occupational Health.

We are equipped to diagnose and treat all types of work-related injuries and illness. X-rays and other diagnostic tests are done on premises.

Common issues include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back problems
  • Lacerations requiring stitches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive motion trauma
  • Because we are affiliated with hospitals, your employees also have fast access to nearly every medical specialty (including physical and occupational therapy) and the most advanced diagnostic services, including MRI and CT scans. This is reassuring if your employee has a more complex injury or illness.

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    Drug and Alcohol Testing

    Drug and alcohol abuse by employees causes many expensive problems for businesses, ranging from lost productivity and injuries to an increase in health insurance claims. Because of this, testing has become an important aspect of health and safety on the job.

    Urine Drug Screening and Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) can determine the presence of alcohol and common drugs of abuse. Our screening services are available for random or periodic drug-testing evaluations (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, or return to work).

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    Pre-employment Physical Exams

    Our pre-employment exams include a medical history, a physical examination and a general health and fitness evaluation. This comprehensive approach helps identify health-related issues that may affect a person's job performance. The resulting report provides the documentation you need to make an informed decision.

    We also provide the physical examination and vision acuity tests that are federally required for employees who drive work-related vehicles. Each person who passes the exam receives a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card.

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    Corporate/Executive Physicals

    For today's corporate executive, it is often difficult to find the time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Delnor's Executive Health program is designed to detect potential health problems before they have a negative impact on the executive and your company's performance.

    Our Executive physical program is supported by a full-service occupational health and wellness program with proven success in reducing medical costs and lost work time due to illness. We will customize physical examinations to assure quality and minimize the cost of diagnostic testing by targeting age, gender and cultural related risk factors.

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    Fitness for Duty Exams

    Fitness for duty assessments evaluate an employee's physical capacity to perform specific duties required for a particular job. This exam process provides you with assurance that your employee can safely perform essential job functions.

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    Regulatory Services & OSHA Compliance

    Meeting the ever-changing workplace safety standards required by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can be challenging. It may require more resources than you have on staff.

    To meet these ever-expanding needs, we have the experience and expertise to help your company comply with current standards and requirements including:

    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • Drug testing
    • Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
    • Environmental health issues
    • Medical surveillance programs
    • Respiratory protection
    • Bloodborne pathogens
    • Asbestos exams
    • OSHA HAZWOPER evaluations

    Nearly every employee comes under OSHA's jurisdiction. Delnor's Occupational Health Program helps all types of businesses meet their federally mandated employee needs and employer obligations.

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    Workers' Compensation & Disability Case Management

    Our workers' comp services help heal injuries and monitor an injured employee's condition. We provide:

    • Prompt treatment and communication of medical status
    • Ongoing monitoring of treatment and documentation of progress
    • Appropriate follow-up care
    • Case coordination/utilization review

    Our approach helps to minimize lost work time and avoid re-injury.

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    Audiology

    Noise-induced hearing loss is a preventable condition and simple steps can be taken to protect the inner ear from permanent damage.

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates employers to have a hearing conservation program in place to protect employees against harmful noise exposure that leads to hearing loss. It is important to emphasize that once hearing acuity is lost, it does not come back. The good news is that work related hearing loss is completely preventable.

    Delnor's Occupational Health can help employers protect the hearing of their employees through the implementation of a hearing conservation program. The program provides evaluation of worksite noises, as well as testing employees' hearing levels. The program includes:

    • Audiometric testing
    • Employee education and training
    • Engineering or administrative noise controls
    • Hearing protection
    • Noise measurement survey
    • Program evaluation

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    Spirometry and Pulmonary Function Tests

    Spirometry is the most basic and most frequently performed test to measure lung function; the ability to move air into and out of the lungs. The tests can be helpful in diagnosing lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and determining what is causing shortness of breath. Pulmonary function testing can also enable doctors to understand how well treatments to improve lung function are working.

    Using an instrument called a spirometer, the test is performed while the patient breathes in and out as quickly as possible into a measurement device. Specific measurements from the individual's test are then compared to a standardized set of values, thus comparing the individual's lung function against a norm.

    Why the test is performed:

    Pulmonary function tests are done to:

    • Diagnose certain types of lung disease (especially asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema)
    • Find the cause of shortness of breath
    • Measure whether exposure to contaminants at work affects lung function

    It also can be done to:

  • Assess the effect of medication
  • Measure progress in disease treatment/management
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    Respiratory Fit Testing

    Whether for emergency personnel as first responders or employees in industrial chemical refineries, if your employees are required to wear protective masks or respiratory equipment, we can make sure it meets OSHA requirements.

    We know the regulatory standards and understand that upholding required respiratory equipment guidelines is important it protecting the health and safety of your employees.

    An employee who is required to use any respirator with negative or positive pressure tight fitting facepiece, needs to be fit tested with the same make, model, style and size of respirator that will be used.

    Employees using tight-fitting facepiece respirators must pass an appropriate qualitative fit test (QLFT) of quantitative fit test (FNFT). The employer must ensure that an employee using a tight-fitting facepiece respirator is fit tested prior to the initial use of the respirator, whenever a difference respirator facepiece (size, style, model, or make) is used, and at least annually thereafter.

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    Rehabilitation Program

    Occupational Therapy

    Delnor's rehabilitation program can help employees return to work and meet the demands of their employment. The center is staffed by a team of therapists including vocational educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists and ergonomics consultants. This specialized team provides comprehensive therapy for the injured worker as well as workplace injury prevention and consultative services.

    Physical Therapy

    Our registered physical therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on preparing the employee for a successful re-entry into the workplace. Physical therapy is provided only by licensed, registered physical therapists who allocate sufficient time for each  patients care. Treatment is based on active participation versus passive therapy. Patients are educated on home exercise and self-treatment, and given specific recommendations for preventing workplace injuries.

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    Onsite Screenings & Wellness Programs

    Health care that comes directly to your place of employment is in growing demand. These types of worksite programs are known to reduce absenteeism while increasing productivity and morale. They can also lower health care utilization and costs.

    We can create onsite health and wellness programs that are customized to meet your needs. We also offer onsite health screenings, including blood pressure checks.

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    Our experienced Occupational Health team is comprised of doctors in occupational medicine, nurses, therapists and other professionals dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. Each of our team members is committed to providing thorough and timely communication with employers.

    All patients receive prompt, courteous and reliable medical care. We pride ourselves on both our ability to return employees to work quickly after injury and the strong relationships we build with our employers and their employees.

     

    Create an Account

    To learn more about our comprehensive Occupational Health program or to establish an account, contact:

    Ron Hammermeister
    Manager of Sales & Customer Service
    Central DuPage Business Health &
    Delnor Occupational Health
    Phone: 630-539-5246
    Email: ron_hammermeister@cdh.org

    Occupational Health Service Forms

    For your convenience, we hope you will take advantage of our on-line forms. Please click on any form below to print for your employee's next visit.

    Services Brochure

    Locations and Services Brochure

    Authorization Form

    Map and Hours

    Helpful Links for Employers

    American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

    Office Ergonomics Training

    HealthyComputing.com 

    Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

    Institute for Work and Health

    United States Department of Labor

    United States Department of Transportation

    In addition to the many services listed, the Occupational Health team can customize a program to meet the unique needs of your business and work force. Please call us for more information 630-539-5246.

     
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