Occupational Health Services

Offered for the benefit of large and small companies throughout the Berlin/Gorham area, AVH’s Occupational Health Service provides a wide range of programs and services on a contract basis. Each one is individually tailored to meet the particular needs of most any company.

Program Goals

The Occupational Health Services staff provides large and small companies with a wide range of health-related services.  Program goals include:

  • Improve the general health of the company’s employees
  • Reduce absenteeism rate
  • Prevent injuries
  • Increase employee productivity
  • Improve employee health & wellbeing

On-Site Rehabilitation Programs

Our on-site rehabilitation programs are designed to help injured and recovering employees return to work safely through job site analysis, job shadow, ergonomic assessment and work capacity evaluation.

Educational Programs

Our programs meet federal training requirements, as well as increase employees’ health and awareness through the following:

  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Bloodborne pathogen training
  • Alcohol and drug testing for supervisors
  • Ergonomics team providing back safety programs and work station set up/analysis
  • Cumulative trauma prevention (Carpal Tunnel prevention)
  • Smoking cessation and management

Wellness & Fitness Programs

We will work with your staff to reduce employee illness and absenteeism through:

  • OSHA audiology screenings for your employees
  • Cholesterol, blood sugar, cardiac risk factor screenings
  • Flu shots, TB screening and education
  • Nutritional counseling and weight management
  • Women’s and men’s health issues

Pre-employment Services

  • Drug screens
  • Physical therapy screens
  • Respirator clearance evaluations
  • Pulmonary function tests and mask fits

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Our Occupational Health program will work to reduce drug and alcohol abuse while complying with regulatory agency requirements. Our Drug and Alcohol Consortium provides:

  • Pre-employment physicals
  • Record keeping
  • Follow-up and return-to-duty testing
  • Drug-free policy writing assistance
  • DOT physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals

For further information, and a free consultation to discuss how Occupational Health Services might improve your workplace health and safety, please contact Susan Lessard, APRN, Occupational Health Coordinator, at (603) 326-5797.