Occupational Health

Occupational health is a segment of health care that is concerned with the overall health and wellness of workers in all fields. By receiving occupational health services, employees are able to maintain, develop, and improve health in order to fulfill their duties to their fullest extent. 

MainStreet Family Care offers occupational health services with a large focus on return-to-work strategies and Worker’s Compensation Injuries. Our cost-effective care and emphasis on interpersonal relationships allow your employees to receive exceptional care for work-related injuries or conditions. 

If you are interested in creating a corporate account, fill out our contact form below. We look forward to working with you and your valued employees. 

What Services Are Included In Occupational Health?

At MainStreet Family Care, we take pride in working with local companies to provide quality health care to their valued employees. Our occupational health services include:

  • DOT physicals
  • Drug and alcohol screenings
  • On-site service testing
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Pre-employment testing
  • Audiograms
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Hearing tests
  • Stress EKG tests
  • Respirator fit testing
  • Pulmonary function testing

Why Are Occupational Health Services Important? 

Employee health and safety should be at the forefront of every employer’s mind, especially as they are required to adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations

Some of the most important reasons employees should receive occupational health services include: 

  • Quick care for minor work-related injuries
  • Increased productivity due to employees missing fewer days of work due to untreated injury
  • Improved relationships with employees
  • Lower insurance premiums due to fewer incidents at work

By working with MainStreet Family Care, you can ensure your employees are taken care of and can receive injury care if needed. 

Types Of Workplace Hazards

Depending on the industry you work in, there are a number of hazards that your employees may encounter. It is crucial to know the hazards that employees are exposed to on a daily basis and have an action plan to treat injury or illness related to these hazardous conditions. 

Additionally, you should promote occupational safety to all employees by ensuring they know the risks of their jobs, how to properly use machinery, and providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

The most common hazards in the working environment include physical, chemical, biological, psychological, and ergonomic. 

Physical Hazards

These hazards include physical objects or events that could cause harm to employees, such as exposed wiring, wet floors, falling objects, and others. 

Chemical Hazards

Exposure to chemicals that are dangerous if ingested, inhaled, or touched. These hazards can cause adverse reactions to the skin, lungs, and stomach. 

Biological Hazards

Biological hazards can cause diseases and infections. These generally consist of mold and fungus, bodily fluids, sewage, and vermin. 

Psychological Hazards

Psychological hazards cause harm to the mental health of employees and include stress, harassment, and violence. 

Ergonomic Hazards

These hazards cause physical harm to the body by straining tendons, muscles, and other musculoskeletal structures. Ergonomic hazards can be a direct result of jobs that require heavy lifting, bad posture, or operating machinery that requires physical intervention. 

Turn To MainStreet Family Care

Are you in need of occupational health services for your employees? MainStreet Family Care is here to help. Our extensive list of services allows employees of all industries to be seen in a quick, cost-effective way. Contact us to create a corporate account.