Archive for August 22nd, 2016

    More and More Companies Getting Involved in Industrial Medicine

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    Industrial medicine, also called occupational medicine, has taken on more prominence over the past couple of decades as American workers have gotten less healthy and health insurance costs have continued to rise. Industrial medicine is the practice of trying to keep workers healthy and free of illnesses and injuries that can hamper productivity. There are a number of ways in which companies have embraced this concept.

    One way companies have always practiced industrial medicine is in pre-employment physicals and drug testing. For many jobs, such as airline pilot and truck driver, physical exams are government requirements. Other professions have added such exams, especially drug testing, over the years. Physical exams and drug tests also may be required after there is an injury in the workplace.

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