Modern technology to easily administer nationwide post-offer physical and drug testing.

TIME SAVINGS

Employers save an average of 7 hours per service when using our turnkey software solution, allowing you and your team to focus on what matters most.

COnvenience

Experience one platform for consolidated scheduling, monitoring, results, and billing. Easily view a service delivery from start to finish in one view.

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consistency

Peace of mind knowing 95% of employees are contacted within one hour of your service request and guaranteed on time results delivery.

If you’re an HR manager or risk management professional, you know how important it is that your place of business has an efficient pre-employment screening process in place. Our system adapts and facilitates to your pre- and post- employment hiring protocol, encompassing everything from drug and alcohol testing to physical exams (whether they be regulated or non-regulated).

Our services include:

•       Pre-employment and surveillance screening

•       Fast-turnaround laboratory drug screens, including hair follicle, DOT, 5, 7, 9 and 10-panel, and expanded opiate options.

•       Post-offer employment testing

•       Post-accident and for-cause drug and alcohol testing on and off-site

•       Design and manage routine, regulated and complex random drug and alcohol screening programs

•       Custom programs designed to fit specific employer needs

OSSI Online is the ideal tool for national companies that want to maintain consistency in their country-wide testing and companies that want to streamline the testing process with one invoice across all U.S. locations. You save time and resources.


How we do occupational screening

Once you’ve requested a service through our secure website, your required service is routed to the best clinics to fulfill your need.  Whether it’s nationwide pre-employment physicals or drug screenings, our easy-to-use software can handle it all.

After you log in to our secure site to request a new service for a pre-approved provider protocol, a certified coordinator completes these steps:

1.     Contacts clinic/provider to set appointment and forward authorization and forms for visit

2.     Contacts applicant with appointment time and directions to facility (Candidate/employee health history may be forwarded to applicant)

3.     Verifies applicant arrived for appointment and retrieves completed forms

4.     Performs audit to verify forms are complete and reports a “Pass” or “Fail”

5.     Sends result notification email to authorized contact(s)

Streamlined Efficiency

On top of building protocols for screening, testing, and workplace injuries, OSSI Online also implements protocols via the 3,000 clinical facilities in our nationwide network. These facilities specialize in pre-employment and drug screening services, so you can be sure that protocols will be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Stay Informed 

One of the key perks of our software is that you can request a project and receive email notifications every time a milestone is achieved or results are posted online. You’ll be able to log in to access PDF scans of original documents, minimizing errors and keeping everyone on the same page.

Billing Simplified

Billing is hassle-free; Our monthly billing statements encompass hundreds of vendors in a single itemized document. Need help understanding your statement? You can call one of our coordinators for assistance anytime.  


Why OSSI Online for your occupational screening?

Save an average of 7 hours per screening when you outsource these tasks to us instead of managing internally.

Our turnkey software solution ensures 95% of employees are contacted within one hour of your service request, AND 95% of results are delivered on time. Our consolidated scheduling, monitoring, results and billing system is why clients continue with our system for an average of over 4 years (well above industry norms).

We’re so confident in our product that we offer a free 30day trial with zero administration fees. All you cover is the medical portion.

Expansive Reach. Personalized Touch.

 

OSSI Online was formed in 2004 to help extend coverage for clinic-based occupational clients. In 2006, our unique technology platform was developed and launched to help employers quickly request services and view results. Today, OSSI Online delivers 30,000 screens, tests, and workplace injury services in over 3,000 nationwide occupational facilities each year.

 

 

Don't Let a Bad Hire Cost You Thousands!

 

What are Pre-Employment Health Screenings?

A pre-employment health screening is an exam that determines whether an employee is medically fit for the job and duties that come along with it. They are typically carried out by a health care professional and can include as much as complete lab work or as little as a drug screening. Most physically demanding jobs will require a routine history and physical ability test.

The primary purpose of a health check is to minimize the possibility of work-related injuries or disease. If an employee doesn’t pass their screening, they may not be physically suited for a particular job. By identifying these issues prior to hiring, these checks save employers thousands in potential lawsuits and turnover.

For jobs that require physical abilities—like lifting heavy objects—a pre-employment health screening validate that employees can carry out the required tasks. In additional to physical tests, these checks expose any pre-existing conditions which might make an employee more vulnerable to the effects of hazardous substances or other risks on the job.

An occupational health screening pinpoints areas of weakness and compares with job requirements, ensuring you hire employees that are best suited for the job.

Why Require Occupational Health Checks?

An occupational health check benefits not only the employer, but also the employee. Screenings ensure new hires are physically able to perform their assigned duties and decreases the potential for accidents on the job. If an employee is returning to work after a health-related absence, you can conduct a screening to ensure they’ve fully recovered.

 

 

Stay Ahead of the Game with Health Surveillance

 

What is Health Surveillance?

For positions that involve exposure to potential health hazards, you can carry out checks at periodic intervals to monitor health and make changes to your work environment if necessary. By tracking lasting health effects, you isolate health hazards and can optimize accordingly. This is commonly referred to as health surveillance, and involves the collection and analysis of disease data on groups of workers to catch early occurrences of disease. As such, these types of screenings can help with secondary prevention.

Why Implement Health Surveillance?

With a health surveillance screening in place, you’re able to find risk factors, uncover non-occupational diseases, analyze employee fitness and ensure employees are suited for the position. As a bonus, employees may receive early identification of the disease being screened for, giving them more time to seek treatment. You’ll be able to examine the health effects of workplace agents and establish a baseline health record.

Risk Management

You’re not hiring your next injury.

By requiring occupational health screenings, your company can better understand absence patterns. This, in turn, lowers levels of sickness and absenteeism. Not only does your company benefit from fewer sick days, but employees are also more productive when they’re healthy. When your employees are healthy, you have a reduced turnover of staff.

Don’t believe us? The numbers speak for themselves.

  • Post-offer, pre-employment physical testing has yielded cost savings ratios
    as high as 18:1.

  • Post-offer pre-employment physical testing has resulted in workplace injury rates as low as 3%, as opposed to a 33% injury rate when pre-hire applicants are not screened.
  • In a study of 18 different industries, a 68.2% reduction in work injuries
    was reported when functional testing is implemented.
  • A medical center reduced the average cost per injury from $1,433 to $322
    with the implementation of post-offer, pre-employment testing.
  • Post-offer pre-employment physical testing has resulted in lowering turn-over rates by nearly 20%.

Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics’  2016 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses charts for a better understanding of how illness and injury can hinder your company’s performance.

Drop In vs Appointment

Health checks are typically either drop-in sessions or individual appointments depending on the number of employees, budget, and the type of business. Where individual appointments are best for thorough, comprehensive exams that test cholesterol, BMI, blood pressure, etc., drop-in sessions are less expensive. An upside to individual appointments is that each employee is able to sit down with a physician and talk through their results. Though drop-in sessions may be quick, they don’t give employees the individualized attention they need and limit the tests that can be carried out.

Why are Health Exams Important?   

In the U.S., 34% of the workforce already requires periodic health examinations. Why? Because health exams give individuals access to health information, reduce their risk of developing serious diseases and improve employee performance. Just because someone is fit to perform a job when they sign on doesn’t mean they’ll maintain the same physical fitness level throughout their career. Stay on top of employee health with periodic health exams.

 

 

Occupational Drug Testing

 

Would you be more willing to trust a company that makes efforts to keep their workplace drug-free? If so, you’re not the only one. Drug testing is becoming more and more important in the hiring process, but also increasingly complicated. With legalization in some States, drugs are more accessible than ever.

Workplace drug use and abuse has serious consequences for businesses. That’s why 90% of employers require that job candidates and current employees undergo drug testing every year. While some tests might be randomly carried out during an employee’s time of employment, a majority are mandated prior to hiring. This is called pre-employment drug testing.

Testing Process

Most drug tests are done through urine testing, though saliva, blood and hair samples can also be used. It’s more common for drug testing to be conducted at a collection lab rather than on-site. This helps prevent distraction and maximizes work time. Employers are most concerned about heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and non-medical prescription drugs.

The Importance of Occupational Drug Testing

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that drug abuse costs businesses over $140 billion/year. This number includes the turnover rate for employees that are abusing drugs. Drug abuse negatively affects safety, performance, profits and medical costs, so it’s important to nip the problem in the bud with pre-employment drug tests.

Not only does drug testing help the employer, but also the employee. By testing, you reduce the likelihood of drug-related deaths and help out those who may need that extra push to quit using. If someone is operating heavy equipment while under the influence of drugs, they pose a safety risk to themselves and other employees. In fact, employee drug abuse causes as much as 50% of all on-the-job accidents. Employers who are aware of drug abuse and don’t take action may have legal suits to deal with should an accident occur. Learn more about the effects of drug abuse and addiction.

Productivity

Not only are employees safer when they’re drug-free, but they’re also more productive. When an employee is under the influence, they won’t be able to stay on task, might miss deadlines and will likely be absent from work. Employees that are abusing drugs perform at only 67% of their potential, and drug abusers are responsible for 35% of all absenteeism. When your employees aren’t as productive, your profits shrink. These profits are further siphoned by employee theft, as drug abuse causes up to 40% of employee theft. Keep in mind that drug abusers are also five times more likely to file a worker’s compensation claim.

Turnover

Your company will lose profits if you’re having to deal with constant turnover, which is why pre-employment drug testing can be so beneficial for your business. Catching an abuser before they’re hired on means you won’t have to deal with replacing them later down the road.

Workers Comp Savings

Reduced frequency and severity of injury.

Medical costs can also be a drain on employers, and drug use amplifies this cost by an estimated $140 billion each year. Drug use increases the medical expenses for the average employee by four times, and drug abusers have 300% higher medical costs for insurance. If you choose to implement occupational drug testing, your health insurance premiums will go down. With drug testing in place, you reduce the possibility of on-the-job accidents and drug-related illnesses.