Workplace overexposure to chemical hazards, and the resulting occupational diseases are not “things of the past”. In the United States, occupational diseases account for greater mortality than occupational injuries.  Occupational cancer is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and noise-induced hearing loss and work-related asthma continue to be significant occupational illnesses. To protect employees and manage risks, employers need to:

  • Understand when, where, and how employees are exposed to workplace health hazards.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and best practice requirements for health protection.
  • Ensure that proper and effective occupational medical programs are designed and implemented.

Overview

  • Regulatory and best practice requirements for establishing workplace medical programs
  • How to identify program needs and objectives
  • Making the business case for program development and implementation
  • Activities involved in program design, development, management and evaluation
  • Key inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes for workplace medical programs
  • The role of medical assessments in fitness for duty and protection of exposed workers
  • The role of community primary care resources in supporting the workplace program
  • Why health care providers should not be absenteeism managers
  • The place and purpose for medical file review and independent medical evaluations
  • Specific medical surveillance for common workplace chemical, physical and biological hazards
  • Specialty resources for diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases
  • The fiduciary and non-fiduciary nature of relationships of health professionals to the employer and to employees
  • Functions that should and should not be performed by the employer’s health team

Duration

1 Day

Cost

Public Price Per Attendee
$799.00
$699.00 Early Bird (effective until 20 calendar days before course date)

In-House Price Per Attendee
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Dates and Locations

Registration cut-off 10 calendar days before event. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Also available for customized in-house presentations.