Occupational Nursing, Early Intervention Programs and Workers Compensation
The Importance of an On-Site Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational Health Nurses are essential in providing a number of specialized occupational-related tasks to your business or industry. The role of an Occupational Health Nurse is to independently observe worker health status, recognize and prevent possible work-related injuries and illnesses, assist with health and safety programs that promote employee wellness and create an efficient program for your business that respects safety as well as cost-effectiveness. When contracting with Occupational Health Care Associates you can be sure that you are receiving care and advice from a highly-trained staff that is focused on continuing education and takes pride in being at the top of their craft.
- Focus treatment on returning employees to work
- Help navigate workers compensation regulations
- Work on-site to identify employer and employee needs
- Assess accidents and incidents
- Identify risk
- Promote workplace safety
- Work directly with employer and case managers
- Work with a medical director for cases requiring medical recommendations
Having a Nurse On-Site
Having an on-site presence provides employers and employees with increased awareness of health and wellness-related issues, resulting in a healthier workforce, elimination of injuries, optimal overall efficiency and increased productivity. Our skilled occupational health nurses work directly with your HR and safety staff to identify your specific needs and to propose efficient and relevant practices based upon your business. We will work with you to create a customized approach to wellness and workplace injury prevention. An on-site nurse will help build and foster a relationship with both the best employee and employer, outcomes in mind. You will have your own nurse on staff. We thrive on your satisfaction.
Worker’s compensation claims are costly and can be detrimental to your business. It is important that you have someone who not only understands the complexity of the issue, but has experience finding solutions, working to get employees back to work, mitigating worksite risks and controlling worker’s compensation costs. It is also the Occupational Health Nurses job to help control costs as the injury leaves the company. You should be able to trust your nurse to help put your employee in touch with the right physician and health care plan.
How Occupational Nurses Can Help with Worker’s Compensation Issues
- Focus on treatment that brings employees back to work
- Express proficiency in worker’s compensation regulations
- Be the intermediary between employers, employee, and case workers
- Uniquely assess the job site
- Develop early return to work program
Early Intervention Program
Our Early Intervention Program is meant to control costs on-site and can be responsible for your biggest savings. Our nurses are experienced and skilled in identifying employee injuries and illnesses, and assisting in the treatment, care and returning the employee back to pre-injury or illness status.
The Goals of Early Intervention
- Reduce OSHA recordable injuries
- Reduce non-work related injuries
- Achieve savings in Worker’s Compensation and Group Health Insurance
- Decrease absenteeism
- Boost morale and productivity
- Limit unnecessary overtime