From screening and testing your employees to return-to-work guidance and policy development, WorkSTEPS partners with your organization to support your response to the threat of COVID-19 in the workplace.
There is growing consensus among healthcare experts that employers
will be critical in assessing employee health and conducting COVID-19 testing prior to returning employees to work. We believe that now, more than ever, employers need our support responding to the Coronavirus pandemic as the economy reopens.
With a full occupational medicine department and a 35-year track record of improving workplace health and safety, WorkSTEPS recognizes the unique challenges employers face and is uniquely positioned to help.
WorkSTEPS partners with employers to deliver onsite antibody and PCR testing and temperature checks.
We put medical professionals onsite to rapidly test your workforce as they arrive for work or throughout the workday. Our flexible, turnkey programs integrate with and strengthen your company’s COVID-19 response strategy.
WorkSTEPS will screen your workforce daily for COVID-19 risk before they arrive at work. You can choose to have the screen take place via phone call, text, or email to your employees.
Screening questions follow CDC guidance and are meant to assess risk of infection. We can also record self-administered thermometer readings for enhanced screening. If an employee answers positively to any screener questions or has a high body temperature, we immediately escalate their case and connect them with an occupational medicine clinician for a telehealth clinical assessment.
Clinical assessment–where an occupational medicine clinician reviews symptoms and health history in order make clear recommendations for the employee and employer–is vital to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring employees are safe to return to work.
By immediately connecting at-risk employees with clinicians, employers increase the overall effectiveness of their COVID-19 response strategies and get clear guidance from professionals.
Employers will play a large role in testing Americans and determining likely immunity, which is necessary for the return-to-work process.
Antibody test kits use a small sample of blood taken with a finger prick and results are available in ten to twenty minutes. The test looks for two markers – IgM, which indicates early-stage immune response, and IgG, which indicates later-stage immune response as well as possibly longer-term immunity after recovery. WorkSTEPS can provide guidance on how to perform antibody testing on your workforce.
We remotely monitor your employees with phone calls and text to ensure recovery and access to medical care.
Employees infected with COVID-19 or potentially exposed to infected people will need to isolate or quarantine themselves for up to 14 days, depending on recommendations from our occupational medicine clinicians. When necessary, our occupational medicine clinicians may recommend employees seek additional medical care, including testing.
Is your organization in need of guidance or policy development related to COVID-19? Businesses without a full time medical director can benefit from our occupational medicine physician consultants in responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to pandemic response and business continuity planning, we consult on a wide range of issues, including return-to-work programs, work-related injuries, policy and regulatory compliance, workplace exposure risk assessment and mitigation, critical health incident management, health benefits and wellness program design, and much more.
Contact Ben today to learn more about WorkSTEPS Services, and how we can help you with the lowering injury rates and employee related health costs.
Ben Hoffman, Chief Medical Officer