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Workplace Injury Prevention & Treatment

Dedicated to providing comprehensive, high quality, cost- effective Occupational Healthcare services to businesses, industries and employees in Franklin and Hampshire Counties.

For Employers: Protecting the Safety and Health of Your Employees

In today’s increasingly competitive market, employers are more concerned than ever about the continuing health and productivity of their work force.

The medical experts with Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) Workplace Health program understand that your employees are your company’s most valuable asset, and we are attuned to the needs of employers and workers.

Our experienced provider has expertise in evaluating and treating work- related injuries. We work with employers to insure timely communication and to develop return-to-work and treatment plans. Our goal is to help people safely return to work as soon as they can after they have been injured.

To help ensure the safety and well being of your employees, the staff with BFMC Workplace Health program work with companies and their employees to offer a wide-spectrum of physician-directed services designed especially for business and industry. We can provide:

• DOT physicals
• preplacement physicals
• Fit for Duty evaluations
• urine drug screens (rapid and send-out)
• Breath Alcohol Testing
• flu immunizations
• testing of antibody titers for infectious diseases
• pulmonary function testing
• audiograms
• lift assessments
• mask fit testing and OSHA respiratory questionnaire evaluation
• PAPR fitting
• blood borne pathogen assessment
• TB testing
• Vision screening
• Minor injury evaluation and x-rays
• Referrals for physical therapy and specialists as needed

OSHA Compliance

Our staff has specific expertise and interest in occupational medicine. We can help you develop the systems and services you need to meet Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements and to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible for the people who work there.

In working with our clients, our two main goals are prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses, and successful management of the injuries that do occur. We have a strong return-to-work orientation, believing that it is in both the employee’s and employer’s best interest to keep lost time to a minimum.

Consultation for on-site services

On-site Service

BFMC’s Workplace Health program can also offer on-site services at your company for such things as flu immunizations, pulmonary function testing, audiograms, health risk appraisals and ergonomic evaluations.


The medical director for BFMC’s Workplace Health program is available to meet with you to provide consultation on a wide variety of occupational medicine issues, including:

  • Ergonomic worksite evaluations
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Blood-borne pathogen exposure management
  • Modified work programs
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance
  • Drug and alcohol policies and testing
  • Latex allergy policies
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Emergency/disaster preparedness and management

Injury Prevention

Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) Workplace Health program will work with you to develop a program designed to address the on-the-job health and safety needs of your employees. We offer a full range of services to help you prevent injuries before they occur, including:

  • Pre-placement/post-offer examinations
  • Medical surveillance examinations
  • Fitness for duty examinations
  • DOT physicals
  • Drug testing – NIDA and non-NIDA
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respirator clearance
  • Respirator fit testing
  • TB skin testing
  • Audiograms
  • Immunizations, including flu and Hepatitis B
  • Vision screening
  • X-Rays and other Radiology/Imaging services
  • Complete Laboratory services
  • Wellness programs, including health screenings
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Safety training

Injury Treatment

Our experienced providers have extensive experience treating work-related injuries and working with employers in a variety of industrial and other work-place settings. Our goal is to help people safely return to work as soon as they can after they have been injured, and to provide them with the care and education they need to prevent future injuries. We also work with employers to provide timely communication and to develop return to work and treatment plans.

Our treatment services include:

  • Early intervention after injury
  • Continuing injury management to assure safe and timely return to work
  • Coordination of rehabilitation services and other referrals
  • Recommendations for modified duty
  • Evaluation of exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Evaluation of exposure to blood-borne pathogens
  • After-hours services provided by the Emergency Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
  • Ongoing written communication with the employer regarding an employee’s work status, treatment plan and other needs