Healthy Employees Are Our Priority
UPMC's occupational health services are designed with two goals: educating your workers about safety and injury prevention, and providing fast, cost-effective treatment for injured employees that helps them return to the job quickly and safely.
Contact your local WorkCenter to learn more about our comprehensive care.
Prevention Programs to Maximize Worker Safety
A safe work environment is vital to the health and wellness of your employees. Our dedicated on-site services include several programs that help your workers effectively perform their duties, while reducing the risk of on-the-job injuries.
Coordinated through our Rehabilitation Services Department, our injury prevention services include:
- Back schools
- Ergonomic evaluations
- Hearing conversation program
- Jobsite and workstation analysis
- Repetitive motion-awareness education
- More safety and training programs
We welcome the opportunity to tour your facility and observe your workers in their daily routines. This enables us to give specific recommendations on what each employee can do to enhance their health and safety.
Proper Lifting Technique
While on the job, it is important to always lift with your legs and plan your lift so that you can minimize your chance of injury. Our medical director, Nicholas Pytel, MD, MPH, provides some tips to help you the next time you are faced with a lift while at work.
Expert Care for Injured Workers
When the unexpected happens, our occupational health physicians provide compassionate, board-certified care to help your injured workers heal and return to work.
In most cases, we can see your employee the same day the injury occurs. A physician will contact you after to provide a diagnosis, treatment plan, and return-to-work status. We also work closely with other specialists as needed, and are always available for your recovering employee to address any questions or concerns.
Employee injury management services include:
- Injury evaluation
- Acute injury treatment
- Case management
- Job simulations
- Jobsite analysis
- Physical reconditioning
- Return-to-work evaluations
- Simple eye injuries
- Work hardening
Work-related injury management helps you to:
- Minimize direct costs of treating injured employees.
- Reduce lost time due to work-related injuries.
- Meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for reporting.
- Have contact with a registered nurse case manager to discuss any employee situations or concerns you have regarding workers' compensation.
Our staff works directly with you and your insurance carrier. Each time we treat an employee, we communicate electronically with your organization. By serving as the vital link between the clinical provider, employee, and business, you are assured all available resources are used effectively.