CORPORATE HEALTH EXPERTS NEW YORK
Managers and business owners are grappling with new questions in 2020. These include: “How long before someone with COVID-19 can return to work?” “Should we open our work to all employees?” And, “If we do, how do we maintain a safe and healthy work environment?”
These are only a few of the many questions people ask when it comes to occupational safety and health. Corporate health focuses on organizational activities that support a healthy workplace.
Occupational health care (OCC Med) specialists are professionals who work in corporate health. They have the training and expertise in occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses. They assist businesses in getting annual screenings and flu vaccinations for their employees.
Board-certified Occ Med professionals perform:
- Pre-employment physicals
- DOT Physicals
- Fit-For-Duty Physicals
- Drug testing (Pre-employment screening, Random testing, Post-accident & Reasonable suspicion and Return-to-Duty (RTD)
- Qualitative & Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing including OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire
- Audiometry testing (Baseline & Annual) to screen for hearing loss.
Corporate Health Explained
Corporate healthcare services are under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). It focuses on preventing work-related injuries and promoting healthy workplace behaviors.
When employees get injured on the job, there should be an occupational medicine specialist to check on them. These professionals are experts in diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. They work with employers to keep workplaces safe and to keep employees healthy on the job.
How Corporate Health Can Help Your Business
Corporate health specialists can help create workplace health programs and strategies. These can help address employee health concerns and injury prevention. These can include:
- health education classes
- company policies
- work environment assessments
- health services for workers’ compensation
Including corporate health is a vital strategy for a successful business. Employers should work hand in hand with OCC Med specialists in New York like Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care. Their doctors help create workplace health programs tailored to their individual business needs.
The bottom line, if you are an employer and don’t know where to start, be sure to contact our clinic.
Corporate Health FAQ
Each workplace health program has been found to help at the individual level, but also at the organizational level. These programs have the potential to impact productivity, recruitment/retention, call-outs, and employee morale.
The CDC recommends four steps for creating a workplace health program:
Step 1: Workplace Health Assessment
Step 2: Plan the Program with assistance from an OCC specialist
Step 3: Implement the program
Step 4: Evaluate program
These programs have been observed to be more effective than individual health-related changes within an organization.
Almost 98% of all private companies in the United States have fewer than 100 employees.
Smaller companies tend to prioritize profit when it comes to financial spending. However, it is recommended they also look into workplace health programs that will save money in the long run.
This recommendation comes from OSHA, the government agency responsible for health and safety compliance in the United States workforce. Small businesses can work with OCC-health consultants at local clinics and/or request OSHA trained consultants.