Can Occupational Health Help Prevent Injury?

Can Occupational Health Help Prevent Injury?

Generally, occupational health refers to the mitigation of risks arising from physical, chemical, or any other workplace hazards with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment.


The focus of occupational health policies include prioritizing workers’ health and promoting a sustainably comfortable and functional working environment. One’s working environment should be promoting safety and health in all aspects, all the time.


While occupational health involves a significant amount of prevention, it is important to also act quickly in the event of worker injury. For example, if someone falls, early treatment is key to helping that worker get back on the job as soon as possible. Responding appropriately to injuries at work can help workers begin the process of recovery and rehabilitation.

What Duties Does the Workplace Have to Promote Occupational Health?

Some examples of the responsibilities that managers and employers have to their employees are providing a safe and healthy workplace as well as establishing and implementing a health and safety program in which all employees are trained and certified in best safety practices, including reporting any and all accidents to the appropriate authority.


Robust occupational health programs are critically important when dealing with chemicals. Since 1986, the National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS) has supported training and education programs designed to protect workers and their communities from exposure to toxic materials encountered during hazardous waste operations and chemical emergency responses. This includes safety and health training for workers who are involved in hazardous waste removal and comprehensive training and environmental restoration for residents living near heavily polluted industrial waste sites.


More commonly, reporting dangerous conditions in the workplace can lead to an unsafe environment whereby slips or falls and lead to joint strain or back pain. Building a community in the office that is surrounded with high levels of communication is effective in promoting occupational health. Seeking holistic and individualized treatment in the case of an injury is the most effective method to quickly return to work.


What is an Occupational Health Assessment?

An occupational health assessment is a medical examination performed by a medical professional who is certified as an occupational health physician. An assessment can help employers make plans and policies that properly focus on their employee’s health. These assessments can result in recommendations on what adjustments should be considered to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.


How can the Injury Care Center Support Occupational Health? 

The Injury Care Center is a treatment facility aimed at rehabilitation and helping patients achieve recovery milestones. The medical professionals at our center understand that even in the safest work environments with excellent occupational health policies, accidents that result in injuries still happen. We also know that your body and joints undergo specific stresses when performing certain repetitive work duties, and we can make appropriate recommendations that will help minimize injury, enhance recovery, and mitigate the dangers of permanent injury. Contact us today for more information on occupational health and how we can help you or your company move forward after an injury. 

Key Services

Our medical doctors will serve as the primary care provider for your injury. They will evaluate your injury and order appropriate diagnostic tests as well as prescribe any treatments aimed at assisting in your recovery.

We offer a fully equipped pain management suite with fluoroscopic guidance allowing for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of your pain condition. This also allows for alternative treatments beyond just taking more medications.

Our team of highly trained orthopedic therapy specialists excel at helping you feel and perform at your best while understanding the demands that daily life can place on your body. We treat all injuries from your head to toe.

Everyone should have access to chiropractic care. We make it convenient and effective by using an integrated healthcare approach for our services. Our chiropractors are specialists in spine and extremity care and will assist in gently helping you recover.

Following injury your body reacts to pain by tensing-up causing spasms and more pain. After examination, our staff will recommend the proper manual therapy techniques to assist in your healing and recovery while reducing pain and spasms.

Some injuries require special medical devices such as braces, splints, walkers, canes or devices to help you recover while at home. Our facilities are equipped to handle those needs in-house thereby eliminating the need to search for help on your own.

Our specialists understand the work environment in great detail. At ICC, we grasp the toll your body and joints undergo when performing specific work duties, whether floating concrete or driving a truck, we can make appropriate recommendations that will keep recovery from injury paramount.

Staff at select locations are certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), to provide DOT testing based on all Federal Guidelines and are aware of the importance of this service in performing your job requirements.

At ICC, we only utilize the best specialists in their field so call us first should you need an orthopedic, neurologist, surgeon, pain management doctor or hand specialist. We only use the same doctors who treat our own family members.

At ICC, we have access and speed passes should you require an MRI, CT scan, X-ray, EMG, Epidural injection, joint injection or trigger point injection. Understanding and documenting the extent of your injury is paramount to us.

We understand that if your car is totaled in an accident that your pain does not wait for care. We will assist in arranging transportation to ensure you receive the care you deserve.

We’ve recognized that there are many providers of care but not many providers WHO CARE!

That is why we wake up every day to serve those in the local community who deserve the best care following work injury, car accident, which results in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Concussion, Headaches, etc.

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