Occupational Medicine - Resources for Employees

occupational medicine

Our physicians and health professionals are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries and diseases.

Why Seek an Occupational Medicine Physician?
We are experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illness. Our use of environmental monitoring and analytical methods can detect the extent of worker exposure to potential health hazards. We assist patients to understand their rights and responsibilities and to adhere to notification requirements with their employers and the workers compensation board.

Occupational Medicine – Work-Related Injuries:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendonitis
Muscle / Tendon strain
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
Inhalational Injuries
Ligament Sprain
Tension Neck Syndrome
Neck, Back, Shoulder, Knee Pain
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Epicondylitis
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Digital Neuritis
Trigger Finger / Thumb
DeQuervain’s Syndrome
Mechanical Back Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Repetitive Strain Disorders
Ruptured / Herniated Disc,
and many more

Work-Related Diseases:
Asbestos Related Lung Disease
Carbon Monoxide Exposure
Contact Dermatitis
Latex Allergy
Lead, Mercury, other Metal Toxicity
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Occupational Asthma
Occupational Cancer
Solvent Toxicity

Occupational Medicine – Repetitive Use Injuries:
Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.) A variety of risk factors are involved in the development of musculoskeletal disorders. Always pay attention to your body and know when an ache and a pain could be related to MSD. They gradually worsen over time with the same symptoms reoccurring. Be mindful if the pain is triggered by a specific task, motion, or repetition performed. Don’t wait until the pain or ache is so bad that you cannot perform your daily routine or work duties and be sure to report it to your supervisor immediately.

How You Can Eliminate Awkward Positions and Discomfort While Working:
Stay conscious of how you are positioning and using your body while performing your daily work.
Make sure your workstation is set up properly.
Avoid staying in one position for too long.
Make sure to take micro breaks and stretch, stand, sit, walk around, etc. Give your muscles a break and a chance to recover.
Use furniture and equipment that fits well to your size and build.
Maintain a health exercise routine that involves cardio, strength training and maintain good posture.

You Were Hurt on the Job, What Do You Do Now?
For any life threatening, medical emergencies, seek treatment at the nearest emergency room.
Notify your employer in writing as soon as possible to document your injury.
File a C-3 Form
Not all workers will qualify for Workers’ Compensation. We can help you understand your rights and benefits.

 

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