MEDICAL EXAMS & TRAVEL
Injury Prevention, Early Detection and Intervention
ABSENCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Our approach transitions workplace teams From Safety to Wellness.™ We support employees’ physical and mental health throughout their employment journey. We become one with the workplace by engaging workers in their own health and well-being while producing positive business results for their employers.
No two workplaces are alike. That’s why WorkCare offers customized onsite delivery models. Options include full-service facilities, strategic personnel placement, 24/7 telehealth consultations, mobile medical and near-site operations. Our onsite staffing options are flexible.
WorkCare occupational physicians and nurses collaborate with allied professionals and our clients’ subject matter experts to meet the occupational health needs of employees. We also provide education and assistance for personal health conditions.
An employer’s return-on-investment in Onsite Services & Clinics is calculated in many ways, for example: lower medical and indemnity costs; fewer workers’ compensation claims and OSHA-recordable incidents; reduced likelihood of litigation, work absence or disability; and improved retention and productivity. We have a dedicated analytics team to assist with the development of performance metrics and outcome studies.
Our results correspond with WorkCare’s belief in the value of work as a therapeutic activity – physically, mentally, socially, culturally and economically. Everyone wins when compassionate care is provided in compliance with best medical practices and applicable regulations at the workplace.
WorkCare’s Total Construction Health program is designed to reduce exposure risk and cost-effectively prevent and manage injuries in all types of settings. We support owners, contractors and workers who help build the nation’s infrastructure and projects in their communities. We operate worksite clinics and provide virtual medical consultations at any time, in any location.
Onsite Services & Clinics is fully integrated with our Incident Intervention 24/7 teleheath triage program, consulting occupational physicians, and Medical Exams & Travel solutions.
Our Bio-Ergonomic Surveillance,
Industrial Athlete and
Industrial Massage programs are
also workplace-based services.
Our clients have the opportunity to engage with the Onsite Services & Clinic team in a multitude of ways.
Workplace ergonomics means different things to different people. At WorkCare, ergonomic consultations are an opportunity to maximize employees’ performance while relieving physical discomfort or preventing the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
We help employees with jobs in the field, industrial settings, warehouses and offices function at the top of their game, stay healthy and enjoy great quality of life.
We identify workplace ergonomic exposure risks and provide recommendations to reduce those risks. Solutions range from immediate adjustments for individual employees to redesign of work practices across an enterprise.
Ergonomic consultations are a cost-effective alternative to treating preventable MSDs. We have empirical evidence based on our experience with clients in industries including aerospace, distribution, manufacturing, maintenance, pharmaceuticals and utilities that prevention and early intervention save employers thousands of dollars a year while protecting and promoting the health and safety of employees.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits all ergonomics program. Our customized approach to ergonomic observation, assessment and analysis considers nuances of the work environment, unique characteristics of each worker and their specific job demands.
In addition to ergonomics, our team is trained in sports medicine, safety and overall wellness. We deploy bio-ergonomic surveillance techniques to collect quantitative data during ergonomic evaluations and use the findings to recommend comprehensive workplace solutions and customized interventions. Our industry knowledge and familiarity with work-related MSDs allows us to use advanced technologies to help fine-tune workstation adjustments, human performance (such as exertion, repetition, lifting, pushing, pulling and prolonged sitting) and selection of “tools of the trade.”
Our ergonomics portfolio features:
Injury prevention and management in sports is designed to safely optimize human performance. WorkCare’s Industrial Athlete Program applies similar principles to employees whose jobs require strenuous exertion, repetition, awkward postures and even prolonged sitting.
Work-related aches and pains are largely preventable, but fatigue, repetition and overexertion still often cause costly injuries.
Our Industrial Injury Prevention Specialists (IIPS) are certified athletic trainers and allied professionals who help employees reduce injury risk associated with exertion, fatigue, material handling, exposure to extreme temperatures, age, body type, chronic illness and other factors. Mild musculoskeletal symptoms can be relieved with IIPS guidance before they become disorders that affect an employee’s quality of life and productivity.
Specialists may be placed onsite or provide virtual consulting. A virtual consultation with an IIPS may be recommended by our 24/7 Incident Intervention clinical team when an employee has musculoskeletal discomfort. An IIPS consult is not medical treatment that requires filing of a workers’ compensation claim or OSHA-recordable incident. If interventions such as coaching, stretching and ergonomic adjustments do not relieve discomfort, the employee may be referred for further diagnosis and treatment by a WorkCare TeleM.D. physician or a local provider.
The Industrial Athlete Program also features use of a smartphone app that provides time-of-need training on proper flex and stretch techniques.
Under the supervision of a WorkCare occupational medicine physician, IIPS are trained to provide:
The value of athletic trainer/specialist interventions is evident on the bottom line. Related metrics include reductions in injury, claim and recordable incident rates, lower medical and insurance costs, and improved workforce morale, job performance and overall fitness.
WorkCare’s Industrial Injury Prevention Specialists are proficient in evidence-based medical practice. They comply with medical record privacy and documentation rules, medical treatment interpretations, insurance coverage and related regulations.