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Everything You Need to Know About Occupational Health

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What is Occupational Health?

Occupational health, also sometimes referred to as occupational medicine, is a field of health dedicated to workplace safety and the well-being of employees.

Occupational health care includes prevention, education and treatment for work-related injuries and illnesses. You can also access pre-employment preventive care and screenings, wellness physical exams, onsite medication, and more to promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Occupational Health Services

A good occupational health plan offers a variety of care options for your entire workforce, including screenings and testing, physical exams, and workplace injury care.

Screenings and Testing

In 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace cause 65% of work-related accidents. Drug testing and screening are important in order to promote a safe environment in the workplace. Various screenings and lab tests are available, including biometric screenings, lab screenings and comprehensive drug and alcohol screenings.

Physical Exams

To further promote a healthy workplace, your occupational health program makes pre-employment exams easy for all new employees by providing general and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examinations.

In addition, your employees can keep their health on track with annual physical examinations.

Workplace Injury Care

Creating a safer workplace is one of the primary functions of occupational health. Still, when accidents happen, you need expert injury care and convenient onsite medication to help your employees get back to whole health.

Another service through your occupational health program should be medical surveillance and screening. This program aims to detect any potential hazards or exposure risks at work and assess how to minimize these risks for optimal employee health.

Occupational Service Benefits

An occupational health plan is essential for maintaining employee safety, and it can also help alleviate your concerns when accidents happen. Plus, employees who feel safe at work are more positive, productive, and secure.

In addition to creating a safer work environment, occupational health services also help ensure a healthy workplace. Pre-employment physicals, annual physicals and additional health screenings help provide peace of mind and let your team know their well-being is a priority.

Our occupational health program at AdventHealth Centra Care provides a wide range of health services, including drug testing, physicals, vaccinations, and other necessary screenings required for employment. Our onsite care team will even come to your business for these preventive care services, ensuring that providing care for your employees’ work-related health needs is as simple as possible.

Caring for Your Employees’ Whole Health

Caring for your whole health is what we do best. If you’re interested in learning how AdventHealth Centra Care can help care for your business’ occupational health needs, reach out to learn more about our services.

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