If you’re fortunate enough, your employer runs an Occupational Medicine Program, also called a Workplace Health Plan or Occupational Health Program. In fact, you’ve probably already taken advantage of the many benefits involved with the plan.
What is an Occupational Medicine Program, and does your employer offer one? If not, what can you do to ensure you’re in the best health possible, for both work and personal time? This blog will look into the different aspects of Occupational Medicine Programs, and how they can help with long-term health maintenance.
Occupational Medicine Programs – Putting Employee Health First
An Occupational Medicine Program (OMP) is put in place for two primary reasons:
- To address workplace injuries
- To prevent workplace injuries
As you probably figured, the two factors are intertwined. An OMP is established to help foster healthy lifestyle habits (for example, stop smoking initiatives, gym membership discounts, etc.) which can help prevent on-the-job injuries in the first place.
But even healthy workers can suffer an unexpected accident. That’s another area where the OMP can help – by aiding the recovery process from a work injury, an Occupational Medicine Program benefits both the employee and employer due to the employee incurring less “down time” from the injury, meaning that they are able to still work while receiving the care they need.
Growing Employer Participation in Occupational Medicine Programs
Given the obvious advantages of OMPs, more and more employers have enacted their own version of the Workplace Health Plan. Some companies set up their own administrative teams to run the programs, while others work with third-party OMP suppliers for an outsourced solution. Regardless of the Occupational Medicine Program’s execution, they have been shown to offer a positive support structure for both employers and employees.
Does your employer offer an Occupational Medicine Program? Check with your human resources department to make sure; you may be missing out on many useful resources. Because today’s workforce is more contractor-dependent than ever, employment and staffing agencies may also offer Occupational Medicine Programs, meaning you don’t have to have the typical office job in order to receive benefits.
No Employer-Sponsored Occupational Medicine Program? No Problem
Banner Urgent Care has a great plan in place to help both individuals and companies with their workplace health needs. We can work with you to establish an Occupational Medicine Program, and we also offer customized, multi-tier occupational health plans to address any specific requirement. From basic physical exams to treadmill stress tests supervised by cardiologists, Banner Urgent Care has a plan in place for you – even if your employer doesn’t! As part of our Occupational Medicine Program, we also have weight loss plans in place.
Please visit our Occupational Health Portal to learn more about Banner Urgent Care’s commitment to employees. With affordable and effective workplace medical care, you and your employer will enjoy optimum productivity and better overall health. All of our Occupational Medicine Plan services are available at our walk-in health clinics in Arizona and Nevada.
To speak with an Banner Urgent Care representative about our Occupational Health Programs, or for any other questions or concerns, please call us at (480) 988-9108.