Occupational Health

A successful business demands a professional approach to occupational health

An occupational health investment makes good business sense

Medmark provides an occupational health service that promotes and maintains the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being for your workforce. You have already invested heavily in recruiting and training your workforce, so you should protect that investment.

Apart from the various legislative obligations on the use of appropriate occupational health advice, you can inspire loyalty and commitment in your staff and improve morale by doing so. Occupational health should not be viewed as a cost, it is an astute investment. The healthier your workforce, the healthier your business.

Medmark provides a wide range of occupational healthcare services aimed primarily at protecting the health and wellbeing of employees.

Medmark Provides:

Pre - placement Health Screenings

ensure your candidate is fit and healthy and not likely to be adversely affected by specific work related tasks

Occupational Health Assessments

independent assessment of your employees’ fitness to be at work or return to work following illness

Absence Management

early intervention and assessment will have positive results for both employees and management

Health Surveillance

regular monitoring helps in the prevention and early detection of occupational disorders

Risk Assessments

Workplace safety assessments

Health Promotion

promoting a healthier lifestyle can have a positive impact on company health

Health Screening

Provision of regular health screenings can detect previously undiagnosed health problems improving outcomes by early intervention

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

EAPs support the individual employee with difficulties and facilitates improved working relationships

Legislative Updates

Information and advice on relevant legislative changes is vital to ensure your corporate responsibilities are met

 

Our Services:

Our occupational physicians and health & safety advisors have unrivalled experience. Our lead physicians are recognised by the Irish Medical Council as specialists in occupational medicine, are fully qualified and are fellows of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.

 

Our main occupational healthcare services include:

 

Pre - placement Health Screenings

Our aim is to ensure that the candidate is fit for the specific work tasks. Our focus is to assess the candidate’s fitness to do the job, to ensure that they can work safely without causing damage to their health or to that of other employees. We will advise on any work modifications required to enable the candidate perform the job safely and effectively.

The candidate may be assessed either through our online pre-employment assessment forms (available on our website) or by undertaking a full medical assessment at one of our nationwide, fully-equipped medical centres.

 

Occupational Health Assessments

We carry out independent assessments of employees’ fitness in relation to work.

  • Assessments of medical fitness to be at work
  • Assessment of medical fitness to return to work following illness or absence
  • Assessments where work may be causing health problems or health may be interfering with work
  • Ill health retirement assessments

 

Absence Management

A proactive approach to absence management focussing on early intervention will have positive benefits for both employees and management. This model has been shown to reduce the direct and indirect costs of employee absence while providing professional support for both employee and employer.

This approach includes:

  • Interpretation of medical certificates
  • Assessment of the long term absentee
  • Assessment of the repeat absentee
  • Regular review and monitoring
  • Early referral for rehabilitation
  • Communication with other medical advisors

 

Health Surveillance

Medmark aims to ensure the on-going health and well-being of staff exposed to identified occupational hazards. We help, through regular monitoring with pevention of illness and  with the early detection of occupational illness.

This type of surveillance includes:

  • Medicals for hazardous occupations
  • Medical fitness to drive and to operate machinery
  • VDU eye and eye sight tests
  • Hearing conservation programmes
  • Respiratory and skin surveillance
  • Biological monitoring
  • Night worker assessments

 

Risk assessment

Workplaces must be assessed for health and safety hazards. As occupational physicians we are focused on identifying situations where safety concerns increase the risk of accidents or ill-health.

The type of assessments and programmes include:

  • Walk – through hazard identification
  • Risk assessments
  • Occupational hygiene programmes
  • Occupational health audits
  • Advice on occupational health and safety policies

 

Health Promotion

The promotion of a healthier lifestyle by staff is encouraged as it will have a positive impact on both employees and company health.

We provide information on

  • Nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Healthy lifestyle

 

Health screening

The provision of regular health screening can identify early health warning signs and enable early  preventative/therapeutic measures to be implemented. Our nationwide medical centres are fully equipped to provide comprehensive health screening services

 

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

We can help you source an employee assistance programme that provides support for employees  in relation to work-related or personal issues. Provision of an EAP demonstrates a caring approach to your staff and may result in reduced stress, improved productivity and a reduction in the risk of litigation.

We can provide an EAP programme that supports your HR team.

  • 24 hour helpline
  • Counselling service
  • Proactive advice

 

Legislative Updates

We provide information and advice on relevant legislative changes that are vital to ensure that your corporate responsibilities are met. Medmark can keep you informed of your obligations under health and safety legislation.

We provide

  • Quarterly informative ezines
  • information seminars
  • Resource centre on our website which includes articles and information on corporate occupational health issues
     

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