How Occupational Health Can Help Employers Ensure Employee Safety While Improving Your Bottom Line
Employees are an invaluable asset to business owners. Whether your organization employs a handful of employees or hundreds, your bottom line is contingent on the productivity of your workforce. So naturally, employers want to do everything possible to empower their employees and ensure a safe, healthy workplace. That’s where the importance of occupational health comes in.
Occupational health is designed to protect workers from the potential risks they may encounter in the workplace. The primary focus of occupational health is injury prevention and employee education. To prevent illness and injury, occupational health professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, monitor the overall health of the workforce, study how employees work, and develop strategies to help them work safer.
Occupational health professionals also often work with companies to ensure compliance with safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or other agencies and government organizations.
Benefits of Occupational Health
“Occupational health goes beyond simply treating injuries after they happen,” said Dr. Brandon Russel, Director of Occupational Health at Cameron. “At Cameron, we are dedicated to promoting the holistic well-being of employees by providing a myriad of services to businesses, including accident prevention, workplace wellness, rehabilitation, safety evaluations, pre-employment screenings and more.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of occupational health, including how it can support your business’ bottom line.
- Reduced expenses: Chief among the benefits of occupational health is the potential to significantly reduce expenses for employers. The occupational health team at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital specializes in identifying the risks that employees face in the workplace.
- Promoting safety: Occupational health teams can develop a set of procedures and measures to improve workplace safety. By understanding the risks posed in certain workplaces, occupational health teams can minimize risks. For example, employers might require drug screenings for employees who regularly perform dangerous tasks.
- Preventing injuries: As the name suggests, occupational health prevention programs are designed to keep employees healthy and prevent injuries. For example, many employers require annual physicals for employees to minimize risk of injuries and illness. Some employers also develop wellness programs to incentivize healthy lifestyles for their employees.
Occupational Health at Cameron Hospital
A robust occupational health program can help employers set their employees up for success. To learn more about what Cameron Occupational Health has to offer, call 260-667-5613, check out our webpage or visit our new location within Cameron’s Urgent Care Center at 1381 N Wayne Street in Angola, Ind.