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Why Your Business needs Baptist Health Occupational Medicine


If your business employs one or more persons, you are required by law to provide medical treatment for workers injured on the job. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine can help.

Statistics on Workplace Injuries

According to statistics provided by OSHA and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet:

  • One out of every 11 private sector workers in Kentucky experienced a job-related injury or illness during 1996.

  • Of the total number of cases reported, 47 percent resulted in lost workdays.

  • Of the 6.2 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported across the nation in 1996, nearly 5.8 million resulted in either lost work time, medical treatment other than first aid, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion or transfer to another job.

  • No industry or job classification is immune. Disorders associated with repeated trauma, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and noise-induced hearing loss, are the dominant type of workplace illness reported.

  • "Virtually no one is without risk of being seriously injured on the job, " the Labor Cabinet concludes.

  • Medium-size establishments, employing 50 to 249 workers, are particularly at risk.

  • Workplace injuries and lost workdays cost your firm money and diminish your productivity.

Use of a quality, full-service occupational medicine provider is the most convenient, responsive and cost-effective way for you to discharge your legal obligations, shield yourself from risk and get your employees back on the job. Baptist Health Occupational Medicine has been designed specifically with the needs of businesses and their employees in mind.

Testimonials from A Few of Our Satisfied Clients

"Baptist Health Occupational Medicine provides us the kind of medical support we need: quality healthcare, immediate convenient access, a friendly accommodating staff and a back-to-work philosophy. You won't find a better occupational medicine clinic in Louisville."

Gary Kerstein, M.D.
Ford Assembly Plant, Louisville, Ky.

"Our partnership with Baptist Health Occupational Medicine has proved to be a key factor in the continuous improvement in handling on-the-job injuries at Papa John's International and PJ Food Service, Inc. Personal contact with the physician and staff in a first-class, occupational medicine clinic greatly enhances our ability to provide our team members with the best possible care. The Baptist Health Occupational Medicine staff has a clear understanding of what the jobs entail. They strive to provide prompt return-to-work status, in a manner that the team member can physically and safely handle. This, combined with good communication, is essential in the control of costs."

Deb Wellerding
Regional Safety Coordinator
PJ Food Service, Inc.

"Fortunately for us, your new clinic has proven to offer us a quick turn-around and professional services for both pre-employment physicals and handling of work-related injuries. Dr. McPhate has won over the respect of my employees that have been tested by him."

"Your working staff has been very professional in handling information of a sensitive nature such as drug test results and they have been very responsive to the needs and special requests of Caldwell Tanks."

Wilson Frazier
Safety Manager
Caldwell Tanks