Occupational health is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace. The aim of our occupational health physicians (OHPs) and nurses (OHNs) is to help businesses prevent work-related illness and injury.Get in touch
Studies show businesses lose 11 million workdays each year due to absenteeism in the workplace, costing the Irish economy €1.5 billion. Aside from the financial implications, here are some other benefits of occupational health support:
It is important for managers to understand the difference and benefits of both an Occupational Health Physician and General Practioner. Here are just some key differentiators to better understand how occupational health supports your workplace.
|OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (OHP)||GENERAL PRACTITONER (GP)|
|Independent Review||Patient / Employee Advocate|
|Objective assessment, based on medical evidence and findings||Subjective assessment, based on history outlined by employee|
|Detailed knowledge of workplace||No understanding of workplace|
|Liaises with HR regularly||No ability to liaise with HR|
|Focuses on case closure for benefit of employer and employee||Focuses solely on treatment|
|OHP both employer and employee focused||GP entirely patient focused|
|OHP can advise on mediation||No ability to mediate with employer|
|OHP can advise on accommodations||GP cannot determine realistic accommodations|
|OHP can determine if absence work related and advise accordingly||GP cannot determine if absence is work related|
|OHP qualified doctor and two-year LFOM qualification||GP is a qualified doctor; no additional specialized training in workplace health and safety, etc.|
Early intervention on sickness absence is key in supporting employees back to work quickly and safely, ensuring the best outcome for both the employee and the employer.
We offer a range of health assessments to fit your requirements,from health screenings to sickness absence assessments.
Driven by our Case Managers, who are occupational health nurses and physiotherapists with a special interest in rehabilitation, our Active Case Management focuses on early intervention.
We work with our clients nationwide to deliver integrated occupational health solutions, incorporating wellness, health and safety.
As well as affecting employees’ quality of life and productivity, mental ill health is among the most prevalent causes of sickness absence and decreased performance and can lead to high turnover and unemployment.
The needs of the workplace and our clients has evolved in the past eighteen months due to Covid and we are committed to supporting that change with new occupational health offerings unique to the Irish market.
For workers in sectors with specific requirements, we offer a range of dedicated assessments and screenings, in line with industry guidelines and regulations.
Our customer relationship team is always available to discuss how we can help your organisation manage the health of your workforce.