Temperature Screening for Return to Work During Coronavirus Pandemic

Temperature Screening for Return to Work During Coronavirus Pandemic

Return to Work Strategy Persons infected with Coronavirus are likely contagious before symptoms develop.  In fact many never develop symptoms and may still pass the virus on to others. Knowing this, how can we plan a return to work strategy? I have suggested a 3 step...
Screening and Testing Employees for Coronavirus Covid – 19

Screening and Testing Employees for Coronavirus Covid – 19

Recently I attended the  CDC’s “Partner” webinar on Coronavirus COVID – 19 updates. The concept that struck me the most was that the viral load is likely the highest in the throat and nasal passages at the very earliest signs of symptoms. So...
Three Ways to Lose Your Occmed Clients

Three Ways to Lose Your Occmed Clients

Successful Occupational Medicine Programs As with many other industries, in order to run a successful occupational medicine program, “service” has to be delivered from the customer’s perspective.  You’ve set up your center and trained your staff for drug screens,...
When the Boss Wants to Play Doctor

When the Boss Wants to Play Doctor

  Should there be an Employer in the Exam Room? We wear two hats in the occupational medicine environment.  Evaluation and management of injured workers is at times a delicate balance of sometimes misaligned interests. Communication is key.  The worker needs to...
Return to Work Evaluation after a Stroke

Return to Work Evaluation after a Stroke

  Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA I was asked to do an evaluation for an employee returning to work following a CVA. He operates a tow motor and the employer wants to ensure he will be safe. ADA concerns? The process for these type of evaluations is...