Dr. Jonathan Davids
Corporate Medical Director, DriverCheck
For businesses looking to increase the safety of their workplaces, occupational health services including medical testing and assessments play a vital role.
The health and safety of workers and workplaces are paramount to the success of a business. Employers must ensure that they’re complying with regulatory requirements and managing medical issues in the workplace, and that their workers are fit for work both medically and physically so they can perform their job duties safely and effectively.
Fitness-for-duty programs, including occupational health assessments and drug and alcohol testing, are imperative for businesses to reduce the risk of injuries, incidents, and accidents while improving productivity and ensuring regulatory compliance. When it comes to hiring occupational health experts, businesses would be wise to hire trusted firms with proven experience.
As Canada’s fitness-for-duty experts, DriverCheck prioritizes working toward a healthier and safer world by partnering with businesses to ensure the health of their employees and the safety of their workplaces. With 27 years of experience and a trusted team of occupational medicine professionals, DriverCheck has a proven history of success.
DriverCheck offers workplace medical testing and assessments, occupational health services, and medical staffing to businesses across Canada. Key services include drug and alcohol testing, spirometry, audiometric testing, physical abilities testing, and more.
“Occupational health programs and testing are crucial in safety-sensitive workplaces as they help to identify health conditions or physical impairments that could affect an employee’s ability to perform their job safely,” says Dr. Jonathan Davids, Corporate Medical Director at DriverCheck. “In industries such as transportation, construction, and manufacturing, the consequences of workplace accidents can be severe and life-threatening. Occupational health programs such as pre-placement testing and periodic medical surveillance provide assurance to employers that their employees are fit to do their job safely, and if exposed to workplace hazards, that they’re medically monitored to prevent occupational health disease.”
Occupational health programs and testing are crucial in safety-sensitive workplaces as they help to identify health conditions or physical impairments that could affect an employee’s ability to perform their job safely.
Good health comes first
From occupational medical assessments and periodic medical surveillance to drug and alcohol testing and injury case management, DriverCheck’s service offerings help organizations reduce risk.
The organization also helps businesses to maintain healthy and safe workplaces while staying compliant with changing regulatory requirements, as well as changes in medicine — for example, the approval of cannabis for medical purposes. “In addition to cannabis being a legal recreational drug, it’s also approved for medical use and it’s this medical use in the workplace that makes it a challenge for employers,” says Dr. Davids. “DriverCheck’s medical experts and operational teams work with businesses to put services and tests in place that ensure employers are compliant with health and safety regulations while creating a healthy and safe environment for workers.”
Good health comes first at DriverCheck, and the company partners with businesses to help manage the complete employee lifecycle from hire to retire — including pre-employment assessments, periodic medical surveillance, injury case management, and stay-at-work and return-to-work programs. When it comes to workers’ health and safety, ongoing vigilance is essential.
Visit drivercheck.ca to learn more.