Injury, illness and the related expenses due to lost productivity can be detrimental to any employer, large or small. This is why controlling occupational illnesses and injuries is a top priority for many companies. While keeping employees safe and healthy may seem like a daunting process, it’s important to know that there are healthcare professionals who specialize in just that: occupational health and wellness.
It is important to look for the following when selecting an occupational health provider:
- Knowledge of the work environment, familiarity with potentially toxic materials, and recognition of workplace hazards and job-related stressors
- Ability to determine an employee’s physical and emotional fitness
- Ability to recognize, evaluate and treat occupational injuries and illnesses
- Knowledge of workers’ compensation law, as well as local, state and federal regulatory requirements
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to the delivery of occupational health service
Choosing the right occupational health team to serve your business is a great way to keep your employees healthy.