Company doctors & nurses or occupational health doctors & nurses are registered doctors & nurses who use their medical training and clinical experience to treat injured workers and assess job hazards. Work in this field requires a medical license and the completion of a formal education in medicine. Company doctors & nurses can also provide first aid in case of any emergencies before medical help arrives.

Our doctors & nurses have advanced knowledge of medical techniques, anatomy, occupational medicine, industrial hygiene and occupational safety. They have specialized knowledge of workplace hazards, as well as toxicology and epidemiology. They also underwent clinical education to gain hands-on training working with patients and individuals. Critical thinking, emotional stability, and organizational skills are necessary to assess changes in patients' health, cope with stressful situations, and multitask.

General Responsibilities

Our doctors & nurses coordinate the health and safety of workers in industries like construction, manufacturing, meat packing and health care. They are responsible for incorporating health promotion strategies to minimize accidents and teach workers about ways to be more responsible in the workplace. They coordinate health care services for injured workers and council workers about non-occupational injuries, as well as facilitate effective communication between injured workers and management. They ensure safety standards are met, and they identify any potential safety hazards in the work environment.

On the Job

Using extensive medical training and knowledge of occupational medicine and safety, company doctors & nurses interpret and document a worker’s medical complaints using medical histories and diagnostic tests. While complying with laws and regulations, company doctors & nurses investigate and analyze injury trends, research possible occupational hazards, and collaborate with safety teams and managers. Additional job duties can include managing medical records, creating emergency workplace preparedness plans and evaluating health care delivery systems.