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 being asked when it comes to occupational health and safety right now. Corporate health is a section of healthcare that is focused on organizational activities designed to support healthy workplace outcomes.
Professionals who work within corporate health are occupational health care (or OCC Med) specialists within the healthcare system. These professionals have training and expertise in treating occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses. They also assist businesses in getting annual screenings and flu vaccinations for their employees.
Occ Med professionals perform:
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 is a profession under the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). It is focused on both the prevention of work-related injuries and the promotion of healthy workplace behaviors.
When someone gets injured at work, it is best to have a board-certified physician trained in occupational medicine to see the employee. They are experts in diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. These specialists in New York often work directly with employers to keep workplaces safe and employees healthy on the job.
How Corporate Health Can Help Your Business
Corporate health specialists can help to create workplace health programs and strategies to address employee health concerns and injury prevention.
They do this through such things as health education classes, creating company policies, assessing work environments for needed changes, and providing health services for workers’ compensation.
Including corporate health is a vital strategy for a successful business, both large and small. Employers can work 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.