Why occupational medicine is so important for businesses and employees alike.
Occupational medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the relationship between health and the ability to work. These doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals help an injured worker with the medical care and return-to-work program they need. A safe and speedy recovery is important for the individual as well as the business.
Occupational physicians assess workplace health risks and work with others to formulate methods of controlling and preventing those risks. Common issues include:
- Work-related stress
- Diseases caused by asbestos
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Work-related back pain
- Problems caused by exposure to chemicals and vibrations
Benefits of Occupational Medicine
- Less is More
Less interruption to a business, less employee downtime, and less money spent on temporary employee replacements calls for a happy and healthy workplace. When employees get back specialized and precise treatment, they are able to heal and return to work that much sooner.
- Employee Benefits
No one wants to be out of work for an extended period of time after a work-related injury as this can make it even harder to return to normal functionality. Staying active and returning to work soon after an injury helps employees to stay social and feel valued in their place of work.
- Quality Service
Since the physicians within occupational medicine facilities only deal with work-related injuries, they don’t have to spend as much time researching and trying to figure out a diagnosis. This provides efficient and effective services to the patients.
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