Occupational health programs benefit employers and employees as well as health insurance companies.

These health programs can be implemented on a voluntary or mandatory basis depending upon employers’ company policy and the general work atmosphere. The intent of these programs is to monitor & measure the safety of the work environment.

Health insurers suggest some of the following programs:

• On-Site Training for Safety Programs

• Risk Assessment programs that evaluates the safety of equipment

• Health promotion programs such as Wellness Workshops; Stress Management Workshops

• Health Screening programs such as Drug & Alcohol Screenings.

An employees’ occupation should not jeopardize their health. An employer should benefit from safety measures that they take to make the workplace better. Health insurance companies want to help both the employee and the employer.  A health insurer does take the best interests of employees and employers into account when they recommend the use of occupational programs in the work place.