Occupational health screenings benefit your business and your valued associates. Many companies rely on health screenings to ensure the safety and well-being of their entire workforce. Investing in occupational health screening is a solid business decision, benefitting employers and employees beyond the scope of routine drug testing.
Discouraging Risky Behavior
The benefits of random drug testing and toxicology reports are well known. These assessments help employers make informed decisions. Those whose lifestyle choices interfere with business and productivity, such as drug use or alcohol abuse, can be identified. Often, the knowledge of potential testing and future health assessments keep associates from engaging in risky behavior. This allows employers to hire and retain individuals better suited to benefit their business. Unfortunately, some companies still overlook the benefits of continued health assessments.
Hire the Candidates Best Suited for Business Needs
Ideally, occupational assessments are based on industry needs. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. One company may benefit from vision or hearing assessment, while another employer is best served by verification of a candidate’s ability to endure repetitive movement or lift a specified amount of weight. Tailoring health assessments by industry benefits you and your workers. You know you are hiring candidates who are equipped to perform. Employees are assured they are healthy enough to get the job done.
Screening Reduces the Rate of Absenteeism and Employee Turnover
Health assessments help reduce absenteeism and turnover rates. Plus, healthy workers are often happier and more productive. There are many potential health problems detected during a health screen. Providing this service to your employees empowers them to take control over their health. Early detection of a potential health concern encourages your associate to follow-up with their healthcare provider. Some additional benefits include:
Services are tailored to your needs; some companies benefit from services such as noise level testing while others have need of keeping travel vaccines current
- Routine screenings help employers maintain health records and monitor changes or trends
- Health data can be used to analyze potential occupational hazards and address safety issues
- Companies who encourage worker health are shown to have lower turnover rates
- Employees who are healthy and feel valued work more productively
Employees are Encouraged to Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices
Employees are often willing to adopt healthier lifestyle choices after completing a health assessment. A report cited in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine correlated employee health to morale, absenteeism and turnover.
When your associates actively participate in Health assessments, they are more aware of how their lifestyle choices are affecting their health. This often prompts necessary dietary changes, and similar behavior modifications known to have a positive impact on their health. This can include dietary management, smoking cessation, and personal fitness.
Health screenings benefit your business and your associates. Contact Core Screening to learn more about health screenings, physical evaluations and medical testing based on your specific industry. At Core Screening, we can help you navigate the complexity of screening compliance and help you select the services you need to benefit your business and your workforce.