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Federal Occupational Health Field Consultant Rebecka Mevorah, addresses “Balancing Work and Personal Life” to maintain a happier, more balanced life, during the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Work and Family Month Open House and Expo on Thursday, October 16th 2014, in the Whitten building patio and South building cafeteria meeting rooms, in Washington, D.C. In keeping with the spirit of the Presidential Memorandum (PM) dated June 23, 2014 entitled, our theme will be ‘Bringing Workplace Flexibilities and Worklife Balance Into the 21st Century’. In observance of the month, USDA is proud to support flexibility in the workplace and work-life programs by hosting this event. We encourage employees to take this time to reflect on USDA’s progress in fostering a flexible and supportive workplace.  By supporting work-life benefits such as flexible work schedules, Telework, health and wellness programs, dependent care and community involvement, among other workplace programs. USDA will continue to attract, motivate and retain a talented, diverse and inclusive workforce. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.


Occupational care is the health care system refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment.  Occupational care deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace.

The health of the workers has several determinants, including risk factors at the workplace which may lead to cancers, accidents, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases, stress related disorders and communicable diseases and many others.

Goal of occupational health care:

There are different WHO programs and activities working on occupational care. The main goal is to promote occupational safety and health of employees and to promote working capacity and to provide highest degree of physical, mental, and social well-being to workers.

There are also occupational care act which obliges the employer to provide occupational health care services to the staff which divides into statutory preventive occupational health care and voluntary supplementary occupational health care.

Preventive occupational health care includes;

  • Workplace survey designed to identify the effects of the work, workplace and work environment on health and working capacity
  • Physical examinations based on health risks
  • Participating in activities that promote working capacity
  • Guidance for workplace emergency preparedness
  • Monitoring of employee health, rehabilitation counseling and referral to rehabilitation when working capacity declines.

Statutory occupational health care is based on the exposure agents and stress factors which may found in the workplace survey. It is also based on workplace risk assessment as well as on particular risk of illness in the workplace.

Statutory health examination can be done due to following reasons:

  • Health risk caused by work, such as noise, some chemicals or stressing work, e.g. working at night
  • Health requirement related to work, such as color vision, healthy skin
  • Safety aspects in special sectors, such as transport work, work on masts.


Occupational physicians:

Occupational physicians assess or appraise the interaction between work and health. They are responsible for employee health and they must advise on fitness, workplace safety, prevention of occupational injuries, and disease. Diagnose and treat occupational diseases and handle injuries are also their responsibilities.

An occupational physician visits work place in order to better understand the problem and to provide better occupational care.  An occupational physician deal with issues including:

  • work-related stress
  • diseases caused by asbestos
  • noise-induced hearing loss
  • work-related back pain
  • problems caused by exposure to chemicals and vibration


Pain management institute is helping people to cure acute and chronic long term pain to resume a normal life style. PMI has provided many treatments like stem cell therapy and many others.

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What is Occupational Care? A brief guide for Employers, Employees and Self Employed

Occupational care is for the employee, entrepreneur as well as the self-employed individual. Self-employed is referred to a person who is not in the employ of any other person but rather maintains their own business.

The measures considered in occupational care, applicable to the necessities of the work environment, are together planned by the employer, a personal representative and the occupational health care service provider. They additionally screen and assess the viability and application of the occupational care service.

The objectives of occupational health care are as following:

  • A sound and safe workplace environment
  • A well-working work community
  • Avoiding work associated sicknesses
  • Keeping up and advancing employees’ work capacity and efficiency

The work-related safety authority specialist performs assessments to screen that businesses have structured and provided the legal occupational care services.

Responsibilities of Employers for Occupational Care 

In this manner, employers have a responsibility to arrange protective occupational health care coverage for their workers. Moreover, they have a choice to offer employees with access to medical care at the general consultant level.

In the event that your inability is lengthy, your employer must consult you and the occupational care service in order to evaluate your remaining work capacity and your capability to come back to work. An occupational health care specialist must issue a statement concerning the employee’s remaining work ability and potential to come back to work at the most recent when the employee has accumulated 90 illness allowance days over a time of two years.


Employees are eligible for a preventive word related health care services financed and arranged by the employer. The provision of medical care is intentional for employers.

In order to sort out what sort of occupational health care is accessible to you, you are required to consult your employer. Through the co-determination process, employees can have a say in the occupational care services accessible at their work environment.

In case it is obligatory, your health and work capacity will be assessed through measurements, performance tests or laboratory tests. The occupational care service will recommend you on the health possibilities regarding your work and how to advance your own health.

Self-Employed Persons

In the event that you are self-employed, you can opt:

  • Precautionary work-related health care services for yourself. You can opt to get it from a public health center, a private medical center, or self-employed health services specialists.
  • Health care services at the general practitioner level as a feature of word-related medical services.
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Keeping up with a healthy workforce, shapes into a better society

Keeping up with a healthy workforce can lower direct and indirect health care expenses by developing your employees’ health and maximizing their productivity

Occupational cares at The Pain Management Institute

At The Pain Management Institute, Dr Zaki Anwar, MD,anesthesiologist and Founder of The Pain Management Institute  and his fellows ensure the program includes several key aspects


We offer highly flexible, extensible service that is tailored to fit the unique needs of your business and can easily widen with your business


We help you create an occupational health care and offer the expertise directly to your work place


Information and trends help you observe how the campaign is congregating with your goals and enhancing the health of your workers

The Pain Management Institute offers employees easy access to health care, developing patient’s engagement and improving long term care results. With an onset employees get health care in their workplace, can access to health and wellness resource, easy appointment scheduling. We give your employees and their families to the expert occupational health care network across Chicago. The pain management institute offers occupational medicine, emergency care, physical therapy and a wide combination of treatments.

We strive our best to offer you easy access to optimal health care, increased workforce productivity and potentially lower health care expenses

“Well-functioning occupational health care benefits everyone” Dr Zaki Anwar, MD

Did you know?

You as an employer or a large corporate organization can reduce your expenses up to 20% as workers’ compensation injuries within a year after adopting to occupational care program

Either you are an employee, an entrepreneur or a self employed individual you have the right to enjoy an occupational health care. Self employed is a person who runs his own business and is not employed by anyone. Occupational health care supports an employee’s work capacity throughout his/her working career.

The degree of and measures taken in occupational health care, tailored to the need of the workplace, are mutually planned by the employer, a personnel representative and the occupational health care service provider. They also observe and judge the efficiency and implementation of the occupational health care service

  • The aims of occupational health care;
  • A healthy and safe working environment
  • A well-functioning work community
  • Preventing work-related illnesses

Maintaining and promoting employees’ work capacity and functional capacity.

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Purpose of occupational health care

Health determinants

Societal factors as in as, working for a living, tasks, economic status are necessary health making elements and having an employment shows an individual’s capacity to function as a component of their overall health condition. Consequently the capacity to progress with activity and being efficient affects the economic status of a single  person, family, communities and nations.

Occupation facilitates earnings, social circles and resources to fulfill health needs and enlightens self esteem and is a fundamental fringe benefit for health and prosperity

As workplaces and health are complicatedly linked and paying proper attention is important for society and individuals. Physicians need to give suitable combinations to work outputs and management of health conditions to make perfect working ability

The basic occupational health care elements include;

  • Training of primary health care professionals to understand early work related ill health, to encourage about making better working conditions, to support get back to work and conserve and build up working ability
  • Connecting occupational care centers under primary care networks and specifying mutual training and occupational knowledge to promote combination and continuation of occupational care
  • Making financial assistance to humans as well as technology along with improvement of work related guidelines
  • Improvement of research and practical approach
  • Establish plans at national level for the health and safety of the workers involving professionals of occupational care and important bodies of the society

Principles for integrating occupational health care in primary health care

  • The health of workers is a portion of commonly accepted health and life
  • The occupational care authorities should promote strategies to fulfill the health needs of the workers
  • In a campaign for universal occupational care first the needs of the individual workers should be fulfilled who are the greatest risks
  • While making decisions all the employee communities or the individuals having interest should be involved
  • Training involving occupational care should be part of health care professional training
  • Workers should be given empowerment and encouraged to make decisions regarding their safety and health conditions


Usually occupational care is established as self operated service resulting in loss of progress and collaboration and poor application


By making occupational care as a part of the management puts occupational health care in excellent position and early detection of health related problems, preventing long term sick leave, reduced efficiency and work incapabilities. Moreover, patients trust more of their employers in funding for occupational care

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