An Occupational and Environmental Physician, an Occupational Hygienist, and an Occupational Therapist walk into a bar…
So many times I’ve been in a meeting with a client and explained what an Occupational and Environmental Physician does. Only to end the meeting and have the employer say they can really see how an Occupational Therapist can help them!
And here is the crux of the issue. Clearing up the sometimes confusing roles and names of the highly trained professionals involved in the business of keeping workers safe and healthy.
And its not that our ‘Occupational’ cousins aren’t fabulous – having trained many moons ago as an Occupational Therapist, I get it. Even within the health professions, there’s fair bit of role confusion about what each of the “Occupational”s actually do.
Watch this space over the coming weeks as we unpack some of the important roles within the world of Occupational Health. So far we have covered:
- Occupational and Environmental Physicians (of course!)
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Hygienists, and
- Occupational Health Nurses.