MOHA - Occupational Health

Midwest Occupational Health Associates (MOHA)

Count on our experienced doctors and workplace specialists to help solve your workplace worries!

Occupational medicine deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries occurring at work or in specific occupations in addition to delivering health advice to organizations and individuals to ensure that the highest standards of health and safety at work can be achieved and maintained for our businesses and industries.

Injuries and illnesses directly impact your bottom line. Springfield Clinic MOHA services help control costs, improve medical care and close out old workers’ compensation cases. Our on-site medical service is also a tremendous employee benefit, allowing for quality, expeditious and convenient care.

MOHA's team of medical professionals includes physicians who specialize in occupational health, providing a wide range medical services at company locations throughout the Midwest. Additionally, MOHA is served by nurse practitioners and certified drug screen collectors.

Why MOHA?

Springfield Clinic MOHA offers evaluation and treatment of injuries and illnesses, provided by clinicians specializing in occupational medicine. Consultations with other specialists, when necessary, are expedited through MOHA’s case management system. Through our strategic approach, lost and restricted workdays are minimized, including the costs for replacement labor. Treatment of injuries at the work site has proven to have a significant cost reduction and an impressive return on investment for larger clients.
On-site medical services at our client locations save employees valuable time and expense for acute, non-emergency medical care. When employees can be evaluated and treated in about ten minutes on-site, companies benefit in the form of reduced sick-leave costs and reduced loss of productivity.
MOHA can provide company-wide health risk assessments and health fairs. These services help companies identify potential health risks and implement wellness programs designed to help the workforce stay or become healthier. For example, MOHA professionals can help employees become more physically fit, teach proper nutrition, assist with smoking cessation and provide weight loss programs. Promoting employee health can also prevent the onset or progression of serious illness, such as heart disease and diabetes. More and more, top corporations are implementing these programs which result in reduced medical costs and lost productivity.
Health care costs are rising and can take an increasingly large share of your budget and bottom line. MOHA has saved its clients millions of dollars each year through a strategy for controlling health care costs. MOHA offers on-site medical services at company locations; saving time, reducing medical costs and improving employee health. These strategies include:
  • Pre-placement/post-job offer evaluations to ensure that potential new hires are physically able to perform job duties
  • Evaluation and treatment of occupation-related conditions in an evidence-based manner
  •  Evaluation and treatment of acute non-occupation related conditions to reduce lost productivity and medical costs
  • Performance of return to work/fitness for duty evaluations after a medical leave to ensure capability of performing job duties
  • Expeditious consultations
  • On-site medical case management/review
  • Job site evaluations to determine causation, provide recommendations for ergonomic modifications and create functional job descriptions
Springfield Clinic Midwest Occupational Health Associates (MOHA) has successfully saved our clients money with an impressive Return On Investment (ROI). Injuries and illnesses directly impact your bottom line. MOHA services help control costs, improve medical care and close out old workers’ compensation cases. Our on-site medical service is also a tremendous employee benefit, allowing for quality, expeditious and convenient care.

Services

A wide range of occupational health services are available to corporations, private sector companies, governmental agencies and not-for-profit organizations, including medical, on-site and health fair services.

Audiometric (hearing) tests are utilized to establish baselines levels of hearing and thereafter to track hearing loss. Hearing tests conform to OSHA standards to maintain compliance. MOHA can also manage your hearing conservation program as mandated by OSHA

MOHA physicians provide comprehensive medical exams for company executives. Contact MOHA for additional details.

MOHA medical providers are trained and qualified to conduct DOT Examinations (FMCSA/FAA) as required by Federal regulations. FAA Class 2 and 3 exams are performed at the MOHA´s Springfield Medical Clinic only.

MOHA provides urine drug testing and breath-alcohol testing to assist in ensuring that your employees are not impaired or under the influence of illegal drugs. Drug testing is essential in today’s workforce, especially for persons in sensitive positions of trust, those working with children, transportation employees and others who could expose your organization to liability in the event of an impaired accident or injury.

Drug testing services are provided in the following areas:

  • DOT and Non-DOT

    • MOHA can help meet the stringent requirements under the US DOT, as well as employees not covered under DOT to meet your company's drug testing policies.
  • Pre-Employment

    • Drug testing of potential new hires is especially important to screen out potential employees who test positive for drug use.  This is a vital protection for your company or organization in helping prevent bad or risky hires.
  • Random

    • Many companies and organizations require random drug tests.  Such rules may apply to both union and non-union positions.  Random tests are computer generated for fairness and helps ensure that your workforce is aware of the consequences of a positive drug test.
  • Post-Accident

    • If your employee is involved in an accident, a drug or breath alcohol test can be performed by MOHA, even after hours.  For details and rate for night and weekend testing services, please contact MOHA.  
  • Reasonable Suspicion

    • Employees may also be tested when an employer has reasonable suspicion that an employee is using drugs or alcohol or may be impaired while on company time or on company property.
  • Follow-up/Mandated

    • Follow-up drug testings is also offered.  Such testing may also be mandated by the employer, US, DOT or other agencies.  

MOHA offers medical evaluations to ensure that injured or ill workers are fit to return to their position after being out on medical leave. MOHA clinicians also perform evaluations to determine the fitness for duty of an employee that is currently working, but has raised concern regarding their job performance from a medical, substance use/abuse, or other standpoint.

Prevention is essential to helping ensure a healthy workforce and controlling health care costs. Lives are saved each year when medical conditions are discovered. If detected in time, many diseases can be delayed or prevented, through treatment, improved nutrition and proper exercise. Persons who are “pre-diabetic” can be spared the high cost and dangerous health effects of diabetes through changes in diet and exercise. The risk of heart attack and stroke can be reduced when high blood pressure is identified and treated. Certain cancers can be delayed or prevented when nutrition and exercise are enhanced.

MOHA offers companies and organizations a proprietary executive summary and detailed management reports, including charts and statistics that show the number and percentage of employees who are experiencing certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Health fairs typically take personal measurements of:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Blood sample
    • Sample taken and analyzed for cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and blood glucose.

Again, individual results are confidential. Overall group results can identify any widespread medical conditions that can be addressed.

MOHA physicians can help resolve old or outstanding workers’ compensation cases through the performance of independent medical exams.

MOHA physicians are trained in ergonomics and biomechanics. MOHA physicians perform job site evaluations for multiple reasons as listed below:

  • Causation
    • MOHA clinicians are trained to evaluate the biomechanical factors of job duties to determine if a plausible relationship exists between a workers' medical condition and the work place.
  • Ergonomic Modification
    • MOHA clinicians can evaluate job tasks and then provide recommendations for ergonomics modifications to reduce and/or prevent injuries.
  • Job Description
    • MOHA can review existing job descriptions to determine if they are appropriate for the task to be performed or facilitate the creation of new job descriptions based upon physical review of job tasks.  Changes in job descriptions can aid in the medical exam process to ensure that new hires are physically able to perform the demands of the position.

Physical Agents
MOHA clinicians can perform periodic evaluations that may include medical testing on individuals who may be exposed to various physical agents (liquids, fumes, vapors, dusts, etc.). In addition, MOHA clinicians can perform evaluations on individuals after an exposure if there is a health concern due to potential or suspected exposure through inhalation, ingestion or absorption.

Members of HAZMAT teams should be examined and baseline labs and other studies performed prior to conducting response or mitigation duties.  The HAZMAT team members should also undergo annual physical evaluations.  

Bloodborne Pathogens
Health care workers, emergency responders, EMS personnel and others who may be exposed to HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne pathogens should be tested within 24-48 hours of exposure and then undergo appropriate post-exposure testing thereafter.  

Midwest Occupational Health Associates (MOHA) has a long track record of saving its clients millions of dollars in workers' compensation expenses, such success is the result of a multi-faceted approach to improve health care and reduce costs. Treatments are performed by clinicians specializing in occupational medicine. Consultations with other specialists (surgeons, neurologists, etc) are expedited, greatly reducing the time and expense of having employees miss work and the cost of replacement labor. MOHA can even help close existing cases.

Evaluation and treatment of injured workers at the work site for larger clients has proven to have significant cost reduction and an impressive return on investment (ROI). While on-site, providers are able to review the cases in "real-time" after a patient appointment with safety directors, human resources directors, supervisors, etc, to optimize the management of cases.

MOHA clinicians are knowledgeable of the OSHA standards for performing OSHA Compliant Regulatory Examinations to keep you company in compliance with the law.

Members of HAZMAT teams should be provided annual medical exams to ensure that they are physically able to meet the highly stressful demands of emergency response, hot and heavy protective clothing and the additional demands of respirators include self-contained breathing apparatus.  Individuals may have blood and/or urine tested for baseline toxicant levels prior to performing response or mitigation duties.  For emergency responders and those who have been exposed to inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption of various toxicants, blood tests can be taken and analyzed to assist in determining the degree of exposure and potential complications. 

MOHA performs examinations for:
  • Respiratory Protection
  • HAZWOPER/HAZMAT
  • Chromium VI
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Cadmium
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Others

Protect your hiring decision to ensure that new employees are able to perform the duties as defined in their job description. These evaluations are comprehensive and ADA compliant.

Lung capacity may be measured through Spirometry which is especially important for those who utilize respirators. It may also be utilized to track lung function over time. Spirometry is performed persuant to the American College of Occupantions and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines.

MOHA can perform respirator fit testing to ensure that respirators fit properly to protect workers from a wide range of chemical hazards. MOHA utilizes the qualitative method for respirator fit testing.

Midwest Occupational Health Associates (MOHA) has a long track record of saving its clients millions of dollars in workers´ compensation expenses. Such success is the result of a multi-faceted approach to improve health care and reduce costs. Treatments are performed by clinicians specializing in occupational medicine. Consultations with other specialists (surgeons, neurologists, etc.) are expedited, greatly reducing the time and expense of having employees miss work and the costs of replacement labor. MOHA can even help close existing cases. Evaluation and treatment of injured workers at the work site for larger clients has proven to have a significant cost reduction and an impressive return on investment. While on-site, providers are able to review the cases in "real time" after a patient appointment with safety directors, human resources directors, supervisors, etc, to optimize the management of cases.

On-site non-occupational medical services at our client locations save employees valuable time and expense for acute non-emergent medical care. Companies also benefit when employees can be seen and treated in about 10 minutes on-site and not lose productivity while reducing sick leave costs.

What are your workplace worries?

MOHA Springfield
775 Engineering Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
217.522.4300
800.444.7541

MOHA Jacksonville
901 West Morton
Suite 16A
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217.479.9071
800.444.7541

Are you trying to:

  • Lower costs
  • Manage work restrictions
  • Ensure a safe workplace
  • Simplify your workday
  • Save time and money

MOHA can help with these workplace worries... and more. Call for a free consultation and assessment of your workplace health needs.