Who owns WorkCare?
Peter P. Greaney, M.D.
Peter P. Greaney, M.D. Greaney is WorkCare’s founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer. He established WorkCare in 1984 as a national occupational health consulting company while successfully operating a busy occupational medicine practice for many years in Anaheim, Calif.
What does WorkCare do?
WorkCare is a physician-directed occupational health company with global outreach. We approach every encounter as an opportunity to improve quality of life for employees and business results for client companies. WorkCare is a physician-directed occupational health company with global outreach.
What do occupational health services do?
Occupational health seeks to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of employees, with the aim of ensuring a positive relationship between an employee’s work and health. Having access to specialist occupational health practitioners is key to unlocking the benefits for employees and organisations.
Why has my employer referred me to occupational health?
Referral to see or speak to an Occupational Health Practitioner is usually because a health problem has been identified which has caused you to be absent from work or affected how you are able to work. The health problem is not necessarily due to your work, but sometimes may be caused or aggravated by work.
What can I expect from an occupational health call?
If you have been referred to the occupational health service for a telephone assessment, your HR/Manager will make you aware of the referral and the reason for your referral. Your HR/Manager will share information about the confidentiality of your information and your rights.
What are some examples of occupational health?
Occupational health services include employee wellness, pre-placement testing, ergonomics, occupational therapy, occupational medicine, and more.
Can I lose my job through occupational health?
Yes, you are able to consider dismissing members of staff should their ill health mean they are no longer capable of doing the job they are contracted for. In some cases the employee will resign, but there are some instances where it is necessary that you may need to consider dismissing them on medical grounds.
Why do employers use occupational health?
Occupational health teams keep people well at work – physically and mentally. Occupational health services will help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.
Why is my employer sending me to occupational health?
The main reason for referring an employee to occupational health is to help a manager resolve a situation where an employee’s health might be affecting their fitness to carry out their job, or their job may be adversely affecting their health in some way.
What happens if occupational health say I’m not fit for work?
Not fit for work This means that the doctor’s assessment of the patient is that they have a health condition which prevents them from working for the stated period of time. This is just like on the old ‘sick note’ where the doctor would advise an individual to “refrain from work”.
Can GP overrule occupational health?
The Government has indicated that employers may, in principle, be able to overrule a GP’s advice in a fit note as to whether or not a person is potentially fit to return to work.
Is it bad to be referred to occupational health?