Dr. J S Cloete - Occupational Health Practitioners - Summer Greens and Atlantis, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Our Services include:
A. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
All medicals - Pre, Annual, Exit and Pre-Placement
Including: Audiometry, Lung Functions, Vision Screening, Medical Surveillance, all IOD and COID
B. PRIMARY HEALTHCARE
Full range of services including acute illnesses and chronic illnesses.
Dr. Cloete is a General Practitioner who specialises in Occupational Health medicine. We provide a professional, caring service. All our sisters have primary health care experience and we have offices in Summer Greens and Atlantis.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW:
An integrated approach to health promotion in the workplace combines prevention of occupational diseases and non-occupational diseases. This integrated approach addresses simultaneously lifestyle factors for disease such as dietary, tobacco use, alcohol use and screening for hypertension and the potential contribution of workplace hazards such as exposures to dust, fumes, vapours and noise. A workplace-based programme offers the advantages of ready accessibility to workforce and health care providers familiar with work hazards. The key to a successful programme is joint involvement of workers, union and management in the planning and implementation, assuring accessibility to the workplace, and providing incentives for participation. Such integrated health promotion programmes hold the promise of significantly improved health status among employees.
VARIOUS ISSUES need to be considered in the process of setting up an Occupational Health Service.
The most important are:
1. The legal obligations of employers, which provide the basis of minimum standards.
2. The health needs of workers by virtue of the hazards encountered in the Industry.
3. The general level of primary health care provision in the country.
4. The practical and financial considerations. These will ultimately determine the depth and breadth of the Occupational Health Program.
VARIOUS ELEMENTS to be considered in settling up an Occupational Health Service at primary workplace level..
1. Develop a Health and Safety policy.
2. Define the functions of the Occupational Health Services.
3. Develop an organisational infrastructure.
4. Ensure ongoing evaluation and audit of the Service.
5. Ensure adequate and appropriate funding for Service Provision.
MAIN AIM of Occupational Health Services
1. To protect and promote the Health and Safety of all workers through a comprehensive and caring service.
2. Improve productivity and profitability. This is achieved through the provision of medical and technical expertise to enable improvement in working environment, adaptation of work to the individual worker, and promotion of the Health and Welfare of workers. In this way the service can contribute to decreasing the incidents of Occupational Injuries, diseases and disability and improved productivity.
5 COMPONENTS for an effective Occupational Health Service
1. Occupational Health Programme
2. Health Promotion and Wellness Programme
3. Benefit Health Provision e.g. Sick leave, Maternity leave and Medical Aid.
4. Safety programme
5. Primary Health Care
We also have a mobile Unit for onsite Medicals including Lung Function Tests & Audiometric Screening.
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