What is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational Medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on health in the workplace, including the prevention and treatment of injury, illness and disease. Occupational Physicians apply their medical knowledge to the maintenance of good health whilst we work.
As specialists in workplace health, Occupational Physicians have a broad background not only in general medicine but also in specific workplace health issues including ergonomics and toxicology, translating this knowledge to the tasks performed in the workplace, as well as the environment we work in.
Whilst Occupational Physicians are concerned with the health of individuals, they also work closely with employers to get the best outcome for companies and institutions. Their clinical judgement takes into account the clinical, psycho-social and economic impacts that injury and sickness absences have on the individual as well as on the workplace. They are concerned not only with the health of individuals, but of the working population.
At Sonic HealthPlus, our Occupational Physicians underpin our service delivery model. They are supported by a network of Occupational Doctors who understand the importance of keeping your workforce safe and healthy.