Occupational Health – Benefits for your Organisation Presented by Anne Marie Graham
Today’s Sound Byte Content  <ul><li>Overview Healthforce Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Our Team </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of Occu...
Overview <ul><li>Anne Marie’s previous background: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RGN/Neuro Surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSc ...
Healthforce Multi Disciplinary Team <ul><li>Occupational Health Professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OH Nurses </li></ul><...
Healthforce Multi Disciplinary Team <ul><li>Safety Professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditors (e.g. Safety, Quality) </...
Our Other Main Associates: <ul><ul><li>Legal Specialist: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E xperienced in Health and Safety Law ...
Human Resources Management Consultant
What is Occupational Health? <ul><li>Occupational Health is concerned with the relationship between  </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
What else does it do? <ul><li>Ensures fitness for work </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures an effective job-person match  </li></ul>...
Our Services <ul><li>Health Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Health Surveillance  </li></ul><ul><li>Absence,  ill health & in...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Pre Employment / Pre Placement assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Aim is to ensure a “Job-person fit...
How do we Screen? <ul><li>Pre Employment  Questionnaire  Screening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper screening </li></ul></ul><u...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Surveillance Medical Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>May be required by law </li></ul><ul>...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Surveillance Medicals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lung Function Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Fitness For Work Assessments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to Sickness Absence pattern </li></ul><...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Executive Medical Screening: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifestyle analysis  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Executive Medical Screening Program <ul><ul><li>Blood Biochemistry (including  liver and kidney function tests, full blood...
Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Promotion/Pro Active Assessments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Mini Health Checks” </li></ul>...
Absence, Ill Health and Injury Assessment <ul><li>Absence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickness Absence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Education and Training <ul><li>Occupational First Aid (OFA) </li></ul><ul><li>OFA Instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Defibrilla...
Education and Training <ul><li>Workplace Health hazards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Management Courses </li></ul></ul><ul...
Policy & Program Development <ul><li>Occupational Health Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs and Alcohol </li></ul></ul><...
Policy & Program Development <ul><li>Safety Policies: </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Accident rep...
Health Promotion & Wellness Activities <ul><ul><li>Well Woman and Well Man Health Screening  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He...
Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>MANAGEMENT: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measure and Modify ill health” </li></ul><ul><li>R...
Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>Personnel Support Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with legislation </li></u...
Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>EMPLOYEES: </li></ul><ul><li>Feel valued and supported </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive...
Occupational Health – Why bother? <ul><li>Organisational/lifestyle culture changes </li></ul><ul><li>Employees are your be...
Cost Effective Solutions <ul><li>Consultative approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size, location and climate of your industry ...
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  1. 1. Occupational Health – Benefits for your Organisation Presented by Anne Marie Graham
  2. 2. Today’s Sound Byte Content <ul><li>Overview Healthforce Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Our Team </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of Occupational Health </li></ul><ul><li>Our Services and how your organisation can benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Our Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Anne Marie’s previous background: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RGN/Neuro Surgery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BSc (Hons) Health Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PGdip and MA Occupational Health and Nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formed HealthForce May 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Ltd Company 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Healthforce Multi Disciplinary Team <ul><li>Occupational Health Professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OH Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OH Physicians (Doctors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiotherapists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Hygienists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ergonomists </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Healthforce Multi Disciplinary Team <ul><li>Safety Professionals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditors (e.g. Safety, Quality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk Management and Consultation Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist Safety Trainers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Our Other Main Associates: <ul><ul><li>Legal Specialist: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E xperienced in Health and Safety Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice/representation on medical legal cases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice/representation on Labour Relations Commission </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Human Resources Management Consultant
  8. 8. What is Occupational Health? <ul><li>Occupational Health is concerned with the relationship between </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work and Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensures your health is not adversely affected by your work & vice versa </li></ul>
  9. 9. What else does it do? <ul><li>Ensures fitness for work </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures an effective job-person match </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Healthy Workforce and a Healthy Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Personal Health Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Resource to management and employees on health & safety issues </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our Services <ul><li>Health Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Health Surveillance </li></ul><ul><li>Absence, ill health & injuries assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Absence Management </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Role & Policy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Education & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion & Wellness Programmes </li></ul>
  11. 11. Health Assessments <ul><li>Pre Employment / Pre Placement assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Aim is to ensure a “Job-person fit” </li></ul><ul><li>Establish baseline data </li></ul><ul><li>Identify pre-existing medical conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Task/hazard Examples of health mismatches </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service role Poor hearing/vision </li></ul><ul><li>Shift work Epilepsy, Diabetes, Disturbances of mood, sleep disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Physical demands Musculoskeletal Disorders </li></ul>
  12. 12. How do we Screen? <ul><li>Pre Employment Questionnaire Screening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper screening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast and effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes good baseline information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for low risk environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pre Employment Medicals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More risks associated with the job </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Surveillance Medical Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>May be required by law </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures fitness for the role </li></ul><ul><li>Early identification of medical conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Task/hazard Examples of health mismatches </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial chemicals/dusts Respiratory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Food Handlers Dermatitis, “weeping skin” conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers Vision deficits </li></ul>
  14. 14. Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Surveillance Medicals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lung Function Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin Surveillance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VDU Screening (ergonomics and eye tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing Surveillance </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Health Assessments <ul><li>Fitness For Work Assessments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to Sickness Absence pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following an illness, injury or accident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As part of return to work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statutory Assessments (lone worker, confined spaces) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk related e.g. night workers </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Health Assessments <ul><li>Executive Medical Screening: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifestyle analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Health Questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pressure Management Indicator (Stress Questionnaire) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Urinalysis (Screening for kidney disease and diabetes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood Cholesterol Profile </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Executive Medical Screening Program <ul><ul><li>Blood Biochemistry (including  liver and kidney function tests, full blood count) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resting ECG (Heart Tracing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision Screening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiogram (Hearing Test) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spirometry (Lung function test) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Health Assessments <ul><li>Health Promotion/Pro Active Assessments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Mini Health Checks” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Medicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars with cholesterol, diabetes check etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary Health Medicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered as incentive to employees </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Absence, Ill Health and Injury Assessment <ul><li>Absence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickness Absence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return to Work Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability Management Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Accident/Injury Audits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post incident </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advice on Ill Health Retirement </li></ul>
  20. 20. Education and Training <ul><li>Occupational First Aid (OFA) </li></ul><ul><li>OFA Instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Defibrillation Training </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling Training </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling Instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Rep Training </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Warden Training </li></ul>
  21. 21. Education and Training <ul><li>Workplace Health hazards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Management Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullying and Harassment Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical Handling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HACCP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visual Display Unit Assessors </li></ul>
  22. 22. Policy & Program Development <ul><li>Occupational Health Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs and Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullying and Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickness Absence and OH Referral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Handling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing Conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace Violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VDU </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Policy & Program Development <ul><li>Safety Policies: </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Accident reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and Alcohol </li></ul>
  24. 24. Health Promotion & Wellness Activities <ul><ul><li>Well Woman and Well Man Health Screening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy Heart Campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Health Checks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smoking Cessation (advice/workshops) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion (Talks/presentations) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>MANAGEMENT: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Measure and Modify ill health” </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Absenteeism </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Ill health Prevention/health maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Assists with Performance management </li></ul>
  26. 26. Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>Personnel Support Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Improves morale </li></ul><ul><li>Employee retention </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces litigation potential </li></ul><ul><li>Supports managers if cases become legal </li></ul>
  27. 27. Benefits of Occupational Health <ul><li>EMPLOYEES: </li></ul><ul><li>Feel valued and supported </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Management of Health </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential advice on personal or work related health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track for those requiring consultants opinion </li></ul>
  28. 28. Occupational Health – Why bother? <ul><li>Organisational/lifestyle culture changes </li></ul><ul><li>Employees are your best asset </li></ul><ul><li>Their well being vs. your productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces potential claims & litigation </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Obligation </li></ul><ul><li>Moral duty of care </li></ul>
  29. 29. Cost Effective Solutions <ul><li>Consultative approach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size, location and climate of your industry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalised Tailored service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>services on-site, part or full time, one off services, on the telephone, via web/post or at our centre </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Our Clients

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