Articles - Occupational Medicine

How Does a TB Skin Test Work?

Many employers require a tuberculosis skin test as part of the pre-employment process. Also called tuberculin test or PPD test, a TB skin test determines if a person has been infected by tuberculosis bacteria. Since tuberculosis can live in the body without any symptoms (called latent TB infection), this test is crucially important for employees who may be working directly ...

What to Do After a Workplace Injury Has Occurred

Sustaining an injury at your place of work can be a confusing time – not to mention, a painful one. You may not know what steps you need to take right now or if you need to visit a medical professional. Thankfully, that’s what your human resources department is there for. These professionals can help guide you through the process ...

What Is a Work-Related Illness?

When you think of occupational health and worker’s compensation, the first thing that probably comes to mind is workplace injury. Whether you sprain your ankle while hanging up streamers for an office party or hurt your back while trying to carry a heavy piece of plywood, workplace injuries are commonplace. However, occupational health services also provide benefits for workplace illness ...

What Can I Expect at a Work Physical?

Landing a new job is always an exciting time, and if it comes with the condition of passing a pre-employment physical, there’s no need to worry. You can stop by CommunityMed Family Urgent Care for a quick exam. We are open seven days a week until 8 p.m. and even have an online check-in system for your convenience. A work ...

What Is an Occupational Medicine Clinic?

An occupational medicine clinic provides comprehensive medical services for work-related injuries and illnesses. The practitioners at these clinics understand how to treat workplace injuries much better than primary care providers and are an easier option for employees than an emergency room. (Not to mention, they’re a much more affordable option for employers.) Occupational medicine clinics stay up to date on ...