Employees are an important part to any business. When workers are sick or injured, it can affect the business's bottom line. That's why Gundersen Health System's Occupational Health offers services to help employers keep workers on the job and get them back to work if they've been injured.
Occupational health illnesses or injuries can happen at work or because of the work you do. Some of the problems can include:
- Broken bones or other injuries
- Sprain or strain
- Injury or illness from being exposed to harmful substances
- Hearing or vision problems
- Occupational exposure (i.e. Bloodborne Pathogens)
Occupational Health is one of the largest combined Occupational Health Services, Industrial Rehabilitation Center and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation services in the state.
Occupational health specialists help employers by providing a patient's status and capabilities or restrictions. They also help coordinate care between different departments at Gundersen.
Some of the services offered through Occupational Health include:
- Occupational Health Nurse services
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Physicals and medical screenings
- Workers' compensation services
Occupational Health Services is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.