Occupational Medicine – Medpods Medical
Occupational medicine is in support of the employee, employer and return-to-work coordinators where required. It can provide treatment, management and prevention of injuries, as well as return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.
The requirements of a workplace will be dependant on the occupations within the workplace. Some services provided are relevant to all staff, for example the administration of annual flu immunisation, skin checks and education on preventative methods to avoid workplace sickness. Other more specific requirements may need a referral from your doctor to another occupational health service.
For executive health the screening for early detection of diseases like, diabetes, cancer and heart disease may be required, where contractors may need a health assessments to confirm they are fit to do their work. A Pre Employment Health assessment can check for the aforementioned, and be tailored to allow an independent judgement on a potential employees health status.
These measures can be used to determine whether someone meets the specific requirements of their job. It protects the employee through identifying risks, provides a duty of care, can help reduce workplace injuries or facilitate a return to work. From an employee perspective it can minimise absenteeism and lower workers compensation premiums.
Both the employee and employer can then benefit from a proactive approach to occupational health.