HOUSTON (June 16, 2017)

As part of a national effort dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of workplace safety and health programs, Memorial Hermann is proud to continue its efforts to provide leading-edge occupational medicine resources across Greater Houston.

More than 4 million workers sustain job-related injuries or illnesses every year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In an effort to curb this trend, OSHA dedicated June 12 to 18 as its inaugural “Safe + Sound Week”, aimed at encouraging organizations to effectively promote and champion workplace safety.

Memorial Hermann Employer Solutions has long been a community leader in offering a comprehensive network of providers specially trained to serve the occupational health needs of employers throughout the region. Recently, Memorial Hermann expanded its efforts to create a healthier workforce in Houston with the opening of a new clinic, Memorial Hermann Katy Occupational Medicine Clinic, dedicated exclusively to occupational medicine for area employers. Additional clinics are expected to open across Houston in the coming months.

“When it comes to treating and preventing workplace injuries, Memorial Hermann has an excellent reputation thanks to our knowledgeable occupational medicine specialists who have the expertise necessary to promote worker safety,” said Dr. David James, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Medical Group. “We are able to provide an experience like no other, with care tailored to fit the needs of both employee and employer, while consistently maintaining our key focus on keeping employee populations healthy and safe.”

Because workplace injuries differ from other injuries, occupational medicine specialists are suited to manage these health needs because they often have an established partnership with employees/employers and they understand government requirements and protocols regarding these incidents.

In addition to work-related injury assessments and treatments, Memorial Hermann’s occupational medicine specialists are also able to provide physicals, disability evaluations, biometric screenings and immunizations, among other specialized services.