What is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational Medicine is the branch of medicine active in the field of Occupational Health. It is concerned with keeping people well at work – physically and mentally. This includes advising about workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease, assessing fitness for work and helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered injury or sickness back into work. Occupational health services are also used to assist organisations in managing absence situations – both short and long term.
Being out of work has significant negative effects for the physical and mental health of the individual. There is good evidence that getting back into work not only improves self esteem but aids recovery and rehabilitation.
Occupational Health Services:
• Acute injury treatment
• Pre-Employment Medicals
• Rail; Truck Drivers; and Dive medicals
• On-site Drug and Alcohol screening
• Audiometry testing
• Functional assessments
• Workplace assessments
• Return to work services
• Hand and arm rehabilitation
• Onsite Skin Cancer Screening and Flu Vaccinations
• Mental health services / counselling
• Drug and Alcohol counselling
With people spending an increasing amount of time at work, be it inside an office or out onsite, implementing Corporate Health and Wellness Programs for the workplace has become an important reality for any employer looking to keep their team happy, healthy and productive.
To assist with this, we employ a range of experienced Health and Wellness Professionals who are passionate about developing tailored, targeted and meaningful corproate health and wellness programs to improve and protect the health of a workforce.
Recent research into this field has revealed that workplace health promotion is positively impacting the bottom line, showing it’s more cost-effective to invest in preventative health practices such as screenings, immunisations, fitness tests and health education, rather than spending resources exclusively on the small minority of employees who require post-illness or injury treatment.
Some of the Corporate Health and Wellness Programs we provide include:
Onsite Skin Screening:
Because more than 95% of skin cancers are caused by the sun, it is important to check workers’ skin health regularly. Our doctors are trained in the detection and treatment of skin problems, including cancers. Screening may be particularly necessary in areas where workers have a high level of sun exposure. Our Onsite Skin Screening unit is dedicated to the detection and treatment of skin cancers and other skin health issues, particularly in areas where workers have a high level of sun exposure. This service is managed by a General Practitioner who has been trained to use the latest skin screening techniques. This service requires a minimum of 10 participants per visit.
With a focus on education, these programs are specially designed to provide workers with the tools and information to keep fit at work. Our Fitness Programs can provide one-off education material or span over a set period of time to measure progress and improvement.
Weight Loss Programs:
Maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult, especially if a worker is sitting at a desk for long period of time or working onsite where access to healthy food and exercise can be limited. Our Weight Loss Programs are built on a cycle of assessments, goal setting, diet panning, exercise planning, motivation and support, monitoring progress and reassessment.
Mental Health Programs:
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is beneficial to everyone. It promotes a positive workplace culture, minimises workplace risks related to mental health and supports people with mental health conditions. Our Mental Health Programs provide a variety of tools, resources and activities to help educate, support, prevent and manage mental health in the workplace.
Periodic Health Checks:
To ensure your workforce are maintaining and improving their health and wellbeing, we provide Periodic Health Checks to capture important information over a period of time such as blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, resting heart rate and blood glucose levels. Using this information, we can develop tailored Health and Wellness Programs to manage and improve upon results.
Health Promotion Programs:
Our Health Promotion Programs are built to educate people regarding important health topics such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Heat and Hydration and Sun Safely. These Programs can be developed to suit the unique environment of a workplace, run as singular modules or run as long-term health promotion calendar.
Workplace challenges are a great way to improve employee morale, encourage teamwork and create a happy and healthy workplace culture. Our Workplace Challenges are designed to focus on education, fitness, diet and motivation and support, with an all-important touch of competition.
Fatigue has the ability to affect a worker’s health, increase the chance of workplace injuries and reduce performance and productivity within the workplace. To help prevent fatigue related injuries, we offer a wide range of proactive education programs and services including Fit or Fatigued Workplace Wellness Program, Health Assessments and Questionnaires, Electronic Reaction Test, Sleep Disorders Screening, CPAP Treatment, Sleep Hygiene Assessments, One-on-One Consultation with Sleep Screener, Interactive Seminars on Risk Factors for Fatigue and Fatigue Management Training.