Maximizing Value in Medical Surveillance Insurance and Engagement

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This webinar occurred on:  April 23, 2014

Workplace medical surveillance programs are an important adjunct to other health and safety programs. These facilitate the assessment and identification of potential health concerns at an early stage, where corrective actions can minimize business impact. While originally developed to detect chronic diseases, such as asbestosis and black lung, these continue to be important in the detection of asthma and allergies, ergonomic issues, hearing loss, or other potential safety concerns. Astute clinicians have continued to identify new occupational health issues, a recent example being the lung disease caused by a butter flavoring at microwave popcorn manufacturing plants.

But an even greater value from these programs is that they can personify the organizations commitment to worker health and safety. When examinations are conducted by a knowledgeable practitioner, your employees gain confidence and reassurance that their well-being is a priority. Once occupational concerns are addressed, the practitioner can also be an advocate for personal health and safety, improving productivity and lowering healthcare costs.

In summary, there is real value in methodical, well designed and properly implemented medical surveillance programs. The key is to insure that the delivery of this service truly represents the expertise and compassion of your organization.

During this webinar you will learn:
  • The historical basis for workplace medical surveillance programs and their continued importance today
  • The regulatory drivers for the implementation of programs to prevent and detect occupational diseases
  • How important it is to select qualified medical examiners who understand your workplace, its hazards, and the regulations
  • How a well-designed and implemented medical surveillance program can promote a culture of safety in the workplace, as well as personal health and well-being

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Richard Lewis, MD, MPH
Dr. Richard Lewis has practiced as an occupational medicine physician for over 25 years. He has provided clinical services and medical expertise to large and small companies, academic institutions, and research organizations. He has experience in developing programs for workers exposed to heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, beryllium), toxic chemicals (vinyl chloride, chlorinated hydrocarbons, PCB's, solvents), respiratory hazards (asbestos, silica, allergens) and biological agents (hepatitis C, influenza). He is also very interested in promoting personal health and wellbeing through fostering sustainable behavior change and lifestyle modification. Dr. Lewis is currently the Medical Director at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

Duration: 1 Hour