WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE?
Occupational medicine is the subspecialty of preventive medicine specialized in the health, safety, and performance of an employee to create a safe workplace.
Occupational health specialists provide medical care to employees with work-related injuries and illnesses. The services are provided in coordination with businesses, employees, regulators, insurers, public health as well as other occupational safety and health professionals to create a safer workplace.
Some of the services we provide include:
- Comprehensive Work Injury Care and Management
- DOT/non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing
- DOT/non-DOT Physical Examinations
- Fit for Duty and Human Performance Evaluation (HPE)
- Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) & Mask Fittings
- Silica Testing
- On-site Services including COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations
- In-house Labs (Lead, Chromium, Zinc, & Asbestos)
Contact our McAllen or Pharr Clinics for more information.
BENEFITS OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
How Can an Occupational Health Program Help Your Company’s Bottom Line?
A healthy employee is more productive. Implementing a health-conscious workplace will increase work performance and eliminate missed workdays.
We do this through:
- Health Risk Assessments
- Nutrition Coaching
- Fitness Programs
- Weight Loss Coaching
- Health Coaching
Work-related injuries can also be very expensive. The direct costs of injuries that are easy to measure, like the cost of medical care and insurance costs, are small when compared to indirect costs associated with workplace disruption, retraining, lost productivity, and the like.
Return Your Employees to Work as Soon as Possible
Return an employee to work as soon as possible; when an injury occurs, it must be managed well to return the employee safely to a state of health and productivity as soon as possible.
A skilled occupational medicine specialist will work with the employee and employer, workers compensation, insurer, and the medical system to help the injured worker regain his or her functional ability and return to their assigned duties.
Did You know That the Cost of Absence Is More than Four Times the Medical Payments?
Studies have shown the most disabling workplace injuries can cost the industry up to $50 billion a year in direct workers’ compensation costs. According to the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a national non-profit organization based in San Francisco, CA, states the full cost of absence is more than an hour times the total medical payments for employers when the productivity lost from absence is added to wage replacement payments.