Occupational Health Services for Chicago Businesses
What is Occupational Health?
Occupational health is a branch of healthcare that relates to the safety and overall welfare of employees in the workplace. Any type of injury or health issue that arises within the workplace is included under the scope of occupational health.
How Does Occupational Health Apply to You?
Employers are advised, and often even required, to implement safety gear, special training and protocols for their employees in the event of a potential health threat within the work area.
What are Examples of Occupational Health Problems?
The nature of your particular business will affect the types of occupational health hazards that endanger your workspace. An injury or illness is considered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. Some common examples include:
- Injuries caused by slipping/falling
- Exposure to germs in healthcare settings
- Vision or hearing troubles
- Illness caused by substances within the workplace
For more in-depth information about occupational health and safety regulations, visit www.osha.gov.
Given your individual work setting, you may be exposed to other potential dangers. Employees working in industries such as construction, agriculture, or other labor-intensive positions are subject to the highest occupational health risks, and often have to perform additional safety training before they can carry out regular job tasks.
Proper Prevention and Treatment
It is incredibly important to be proactive when it comes to occupational health. The ultimate goal is to stop injuries before they even occur by educating staff on all of the proper procedures and techniques that they should utilize in their everyday work environment. To aid in the prevention of work-place injuries and illness we also offer these occupational health assessments:
- Annual Exams
- Baseline Exams
- Basic Exams
- Cardiac Risk Assessment
- Functional Capacity Exams
- Fit for Duty Exams
- DOT Exams
- Executive Physical Exams
- Exit Exams
- Pre-Placement Exams
- Post-Accident Exams
- Return-to-Work Evaluations
- Travel Exams
If an occupational health injury does occur, it is imperative for the business to have adequate care available for their employees. This is where Premier Urgent Care & Occ-Health Center can help.
How do we Provide Occupational Healthcare?
Our facility is equipped with a full staff of physicians and advanced practice providers who specialize in handling injuries sustained within the workplace. We also offer on site x-rays for patients in need of further diagnostic imaging assistance.
Our providers will work to immediately treat each patient and provide them with ongoing support. It is always our goal to completely restore your health and get you back to work in as little time as possible.
To learn more about the Premier Urgent Care & Occ-Health Center facilities conveniently located near Chicago, please call (773) 891-2890.