Occupational Health Resources

A Heads Up from Corporate Doctors Plus 

Join Corporate Doctors Plus Directors and Occupational Health Doctors Dr Maria Boulton and Dr Fiona Raciti as they dive into all things health and safety relevant for industry.

Mental Health in the Workplace

Introducing wellness initiatives provides an opportunity for workplaces to improve productivity, reduce sick days and attract and retain talented staff.

Research has shown that an integrated workplace strategy that includes health promotion, wellbeing initiatives and support for workers achieves a positive return on investment.

Effective wellbeing strategies provide a framework for your workplace to promote emotional and physical wellbeing, reduce sick days, increase work satisfaction and engagement and/or support people experiencing mental health issues. Every workplace is unique, so your approach needs to be tailored to fit your workplace.

You will hear Dr Maria Boulton and Dr Fiona Raciti discuss some of the strategies they have implemented with some of their Corporate Doctors Plus Clients to improve emotional wellbeing in workplaces.

How to be sure your recruit is up to the job: the importance of pre-employment medicals

How do you ensure that your recruit is up to the job ahead? Pre-employment medical assessments are a workforce risk management tool used to screen individuals for risk factors that may limit their ability to perform a job safely and effectively.

According to SafeWork, work-related injury and disease cost the Australian economy a whopping $61.8 billion per year. Illnesses and workplace injuries can be very costly for employers, businesses, and taxpayers. It is much less expensive to invest in preventative measures. Especially when paired with ongoing employment health checks, pre-employment medicals can reduce workplace injuries, downtime, workers’ compensation claims, and insurance costs.

Pre-employment tests offer wide-ranging benefits that not only streamline the hiring process but also strengthen an entire organisation by increasing the likelihood that new employees will be successful in their positions. Pre-employment testing can help ensure alignment between the employee selection process and desired business outcomes such as lower turnover, increased sales, and higher customer satisfaction.

Coal industry medicals: protecting your staff and your bottom line

At Corporate Doctors Plus our team of health professionals, examining medical officers and appointed medical advisors are ready to complete your Coal, Mineral and Quarry Mine Medicals. A Mine Medical is a prerequisite medical examination required for anyone seeking employment in the coal mine, mineral mine and quarry industries in Qld and coal mines in NSW. Every coal mining company must ensure that a health assessment is carried out for each person who is to be offered employment or is already employed as a mine worker. Coal Mine, Mineral Mine and Quarry Medicals pre –employment, periodic and exit medicals are used to determine fitness for work, and to provide early diagnosis and intervention for respiratory diseases such as workers’ pneumoconiosis and silicosis.

The legislative requirements for coal medicals in QLD and NSW change frequently. Our team at Corporate Doctors Plus can navigate you through these changes to ensure you are protecting your employees and your bottom line.

Getting your previously injured workers back into their daily tasks

Injuries in the workplace cost the Australian economy more than $60 billion a year. The risk of hiring someone with a pre-existing condition that could lead to workers compensation claims is minimised through pre-employment medicals and on site assessments of your workplace. Statistically, non-screened employees have a 33% higher injury rate of compensation claims than screened employees. By employing workers with no unknown pre-existing medical illnesses, an organisation can effectively reduce the amount of working hours lost in a month by over 50%.

We have all heard the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. While there are effective “cures” for injury they are often extremely costly to the bottom line through a rise in insurance premiums. An injury prevention model is about swimming upstream and implementing programs that will pay significant cultural and financial dividends for years to come.

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