Prevention of injuries and illnesses at work
One of the branches within the activities of the Polyclinic Standard is occupational medicine.
Everyone who is employed knows about its existence, because the employer periodically or regularly refers them to this service for medical examinations, or when they need a medical certificate to perform a certain job. The Occupational Medicine Service examines patients and issues medical certificates for other purposes – playing sports, driving exam, enrollment in kindergarten, school, certain faculties, ...
What does occupational medicine do?
The general definition is that occupational medicine is a branch of medical activity, which deals with all those conditions and diseases, which are caused by the action of certain environmental factors, and to which a person is exposed while performing prescribed tasks within his workplace.
When it comes to factors that influence the occurrence of diseases and conditions, which are engaged in occupational medicine, these are noise, radiation and vibration, i.e. various chemical substances, radiation ... with which someone comes into contact at their workplace.
Occupational medicine is actually a multidisciplinary branch of medical activity, because it deals not only with the impact of numerous factors on the physical condition of the worker, but also on the impact of specific factors on his mental or mental health, all with the aim of better protection of the physical and mental condition of employees.
Occupational medicine also deals with the assessment of risks at work, and accordingly recommends the measures to be taken to minimize this type of risk.
The goal of occupational medicine is to keep numerous so-called occupational diseases under control, as well as to maximally prevent the possibility of injuries at work, as well as to maintain the working capacity of employees at an optimal level.
Occupational medicine also deals with solving the issue of the status of workers, who are temporarily or permanently unfit for work.
List of services in the field of occupational medicine:
- Medical certificate of the ability to work in workplaces without increased risk;
- Medical certificate on the ability to work in workplaces with special working conditions or increased risk;
- Medical certificate of the ability to drive motor vehicles of category A, B;
- Medical certificate of the ability to drive motor vehicles B, C, E, D;
- Medical certificate of the ability to enroll in high school;
- Medical certificate for admission to college;
- Medical certificate for passing the driving test;
- Medical certificates of the ability to work in security with the carrying of weapons;
- Medical certificate on the suitability of a natural person for possession of a firearm;
- Medical certificate for work in water transport (for seafarers);
- Medical certificate of ability to operate a boat;
- Medical certificate of ability to work as a lifeguard and diver;
- Medical certificate for life insurance;
- Medical certificate of the ability to go to school and stay abroad, issuing a visa;
- Medical certificate for determining the health capacity of athletes.