What is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational medicine is a specialty of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries occurring at work or in specific occupations. This involves evaluating potential candidates for their ability to perform a specific job and treatment of injuries when they occur. OSHA requires medical monitoring of certain employees exposed to chemical, biological, physical or environmental hazards. The occupational medicine provider is knowledgeable about the federal rules and regulations regarding the employee in the workplace and is able to assist the employer in the compliance of OSHA standards.
At the Occupational Medicine Clinics of South Louisiana we:
- have a general knowledge of worksite operations of the companies that we sevice and offer site visits to fully understand the operations of our clients;
- are familiar with the toxic properties of materials used by employees as well as the potential hazards and stressors of work processes;
- are qualified to determine an employee's physical and emotional fitness for work;
- are capable of diagnosing and treating occupational and environmental diseases and competently handling injuries;
- possess knowledge of rehabilitation methods; health education techniques; sanitation; workers' compensation laws; local, state, and federal regulatory requirements; and the systems for maintaining medical records; and
- are able to organize and manage the delivery of health services;
- actively communicate with our companies to keep them informed of thier employees involved in our pre-employment evaluation or workplace injury treatment.
Our mission is to provide high quality occupational medicine services to companies in south Louisiana.
Occupational Medicine Clinics of South Louisiana