For more than 30 years, the Duke Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) has been committed to improving the health of working populations. Duke OEM offers a variety of services including clinical evaluations, corporate consulting, toxicological assessments, and injury prevention.
As one of the top academic OEM groups in the country, the division is also dedicated to training physicians through its residency program. Residents are trained to serve as leaders in academia, public health, the military, and corporations.
Duke OEM offers a variety of ergonomics consulting services, including work site evaluations, risk assessments, facility design, and professional training courses related to ergonomics. These courses focus on office ergonomics, supervisor and manager training, manual materials handling and reducing injuries in the health care environment.
Duke OEM offers a broad range of occupational mental health services. These services are designed to help build and maintain a healthy and productive workplace. Services include consultations, corporate presentations, counseling and traditional employee assistance, and care management.
At certain times, your workplace faces important questions about an individual’s ability to fill a position or the risk factors involved with a certain job function. Duke OEM can help you answer these questions. The division offers a collaborative, work-specific Functional Capacity Assessment, which is tailored to questions specific to your organization. Furthermore, it incorporates consultations with other specialists in fields such as neurology, orthopaedics, and cardiology.
Duke OEM offers a variety of corporate consulting services. These services are designed to provide problem-specific, short-term assistance to companies facing challenges such as policy development, regulatory compliance, human resource situations, productivity or liability concerns, and health cost reduction.
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