News | Published February 28, 2014

What to look for when selecting an occupational health provider

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.