Here at Star Medical we offer corporate/occupational health check-ups and support for employees and businesses. Healthcare in the workplace is important and therefore businesses should provide corporate healthcare for their employees. Absenteeism can impact your business financially and therefore it is important to prioritise employee health.
What is Corporate/Occupational Health?
Corporate/occupational health is a section of healthcare that covers work-related injuries, medical check-ups, workplace testing, vaccinations and reintegration into the workplace after injury. With occupational health, our team aims to support our patients with their physical and mental wellbeing whilst in and out of the workplace. Employees should be protected from harm in the workplace and a company that promotes occupational health will have good legal coverage. Workplace health and safety can include managing risks in the workplace for your staff, visitors and customers. Our clinic employs a variety of services such as health assessment and risk assessment to ensure your staff is fit and healthy for work. Mental health is as important as physical health and therefore we support our patients through their workplace struggles.
Pre-employment medical checks
Before being hired by a company, some companies will require or request medical examinations on behalf of their soon to be employee. Pre-employment medical exams are commonly requested by employers to ensure their employers are physically and mentally fit for their new job. These check-ups will evaluate your suitability for the requirements of your role. Check-ups can involve assessments of your cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems and also drug and alcohol tests.
Drug and alcohol tests
Drug and alcohol tests are the most common tests requested by new employers to ensure their new employee meets the requirements for their job. Drug and alcohol levels are commonly tested using a urine sample from the employee. Alcohol testing is also commonly done with a hand-held breathalyser. These tests are usually requested by companies that use heavy machinery or require their employees to be fully sober. Drug and alcohol testing are important for businesses to ensure no hazards are present. Meet your workplace health and safety requirements by creating a safe work environment. Our clinic can test for several drugs including:
- Cannabis (THC)
Any results that come back as anything other than negative will be concluded with a secondary test to ensure the result is considered positive. We keep all results and information strictly confidential so your employees and business have the highest level of privacy. Testing can be organised with the employee or some business do random drug and alcohol testing to ensure their workplace is safe and their employees are healthy.
Employee health checks
It is important to ensure your employees are healthy to offer health checks to protect your current employees. Our clinic can test your current employees to ensure they have the physical skills necessary for their occupation. We will complete assessments and tests based on the requirements you set out. Employee health checks can include physical exams, respirator fit testing, hearing and vision testing and fit for duty testing.
Physical exams: A comprehensive physical exam will assess your employee’s physical suitability for their job. Physical exams can also include assessments of cognitive function and emotional health. This type of exam is usually used for a physical or heavy lifting based job.
Respirator fit testing: This test is used to fit your employees with a respirator correctly to ensure their safety in your workplace.
Hearing and vision testing: Hearing and vision tests can determine if your employees have any hearing or vision problems that may impact their ability to perform their job.
Fit for duty testing: This testing is used to determine your employees are able to perform their job safely.
Employees may need vaccinations for several reasons, to protect themselves, staff members and for travel requirements. Vaccinations can protect employees from having unnecessary time off, and businesses from having a lack of production at times. Here at Star Medical we offer vaccinations for several illnesses and diseases. The most popular vaccination for businesses is the flu vaccination. The flu vaccination will prevent your staff from having a severe reaction to the flu and needing hospitalisation. This is also an important vaccination for your staff to have to support your employees from spreading the illness to those who may have chronic health conditions. Employees who have to travel for work will need to maintain their vaccinations and ask their doctor about the specific vaccines that will be needed for their work destination.
Our vaccinations can include illnesses such as:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Whooping Cough
- Chicken Pox
- Q Fever
Back to work check-ups
After an injury or absence from work, employees may need an evaluation of their suitability to return to work. We will evaluate your suitability to return to your previous job and that you can perform it effectively. The check-ups can determine if you are performing or are able to perform your job safely. We will determine whether your company will need to create a return to work plan for your return to your job. Patients may need to perform light duties before settling into the full abilities of their job. Back to work check-ups will evaluate your fitness for duty after a non-work-related injury. Here at Star Medical we will offer information and guidance for employees and employers as to how to handle a return to work after injury.
Workcover and injuries
Star Medical aims to support you when an injury occurs at work. When accidents happen at work, injuries can occur leaving you unfit to perform some or all of your current duties. Workplace injuries that can occur include cuts, fractures, sprains, strains, broken bones, hearing issues, vision problems, breathing related illness and repetitive motion disorders. Work injuries can not only be physical injuries but also psychological disorders, illness and diseases that can occur at work, on your break, or travelling to or from work. Our qualified team will not only help you recover from your injury but will support you in your return to work or recovery journey. If an employee is injured at work, the business and employee must both alert Workcover as the employee can make a Workcover claim. Before making a claim, employees must report the injury to their manager. You must then make an appointment with your doctor after this to evaluate your injury and provide paperwork for Workcover. We can assign you a work capacity certificate which you will need to help substantiate your Workcover claim. Workcover aims to help an employee return back to work. Workcover is compensation for the treatment costs incurred by your injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can we help you as an Employee?
We aim to provide support to employees who have workplace or non-workplace-related injuries, medical and health checks as well as vaccinations. We will provide you with the medical help needed to help you return to work or to be able to perform your duties to the best of your ability.
How can we help you as an Employer?
We help employers by ensuring their staff are safe and able to perform their tasks effectively. Here at Star Medical we offer health assessments for staff, vaccines to protect employees, pre-employment medical checks, drug and alcohol tests and back to work check-ups. We provide support to employers to maintain a safe workplace.
What does Workers Compensation cover?
Workers Compensation is used to provide protection for employees and employers after injury occurs in the workplace. Workers Compensation provides wages to the employee whilst they are not able to work, providing money for their rehabilitation and medical costs.