What does an Occupational Health Program look like?

Occupational health programs can all look different depending on the needs of your business. It is not a “one size fits all” approach. That is why it’s important to work with a center that can help you determine the health needs of your employees and what the occupational health program will look like. At AFC Urgent Care North Bergen, we provide all businesses with customized occupational health programs.

What is Occupational Health?

Occupational health is exactly what it sounds like- the health and safety of all employees within a workplace. Occupational health programs are designed to help keep employees from potential health risks or hazards and prevent and treat injuries. AFC North Bergen has many different employer services that are meant to help keep all employees safe. In cases of accidents, we provide workers compensation programs, as well.

What Health Services are Available?

ACF North Bergen provides a variety of employer services to all employers and their employees. These can all be included in occupational health programs as needed. Some of the services include:

  • Physical exams
  • Wellness or return-to-work exams
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Respiratory fit tests
  • Drug testing
  • Lift tests
  • Lab services
  • X-ray services
  • Immunizations
  • Health and safety education

Things to Keep in Mind When Selecting an Occupational Healthcare Provider

There are certain things to keep in mind when selecting an occupational healthcare provider. The health and safety of your employees is a primary focus, so it’s important to find a center that will also prioritize their health.

A few things to consider when choosing is the proximity of the center and their referral network. When an employee is injured, the last thing they will want to do is drive far distances to receive care. AFC North Bergen is conveniently located for all small and large businesses within the area. Additionally, it’s imperative to have specialists available within the insurance network. Certain insurance carriers may prefer one specialist over another, so to have specialists already ready,

Consider, too, how focused a center will be on quickly and safely returning an employee to work. Definitive diagnosis and decisive treatment are key to getting employees feeling their best again within a compressed timeframe. Receiving help from a clinic that understands businesses can only operate with their employees is crucial.

Lastly, effective communication is the only way to ensure an occupational health program runs smoothly. Effective communication includes treatment plans, work status reports after each visit, work restrictions, and follow-up dates. Occupational health programs will not operate without clear communication between employers and providers.