Occupational Medicine

HPMC has hands-on experience in supporting clients who are addressing a wide range of occupational health issues. We have the knowledge and capability to develop comprehensive and compliant occupational medicine programs, deal with specific workplace health issues, and perform risk analysis and medical surveillance for virtually any work environment.

We have worked in unique federal government settings since we began. Each of these settings has some requirement or requirements specific to their unique workplace environment. Because of the depth and breadth of our experience, HPMC is well versed in the fundamentals of a first rate occupational medicine program and can quickly respond to each of our customers' needs, regardless of setting.

Quality occupational medicine programs rely on experienced, high performing professionals. We have a strong track-record of successfully recruiting and retaining expert professionals with substantial experience in many hard-to-find professions. HPMC has a staff of physicians, doctoral level clinical psychologists, and epidemiologists as well as advanced degreed public health experts and healthcare professionals. Our medical director, who provides medical leadership for our professional staff and oversight to our medical programs, is a highly experienced physician, board certified in both occupational and aerospace medicine.

A sample of HPMC experience in development and implementation of comprehensive occupational medicine programs includes the following:

  • OSHA compliant medical surveillance programs
  • OSHA compliant medical qualifications programs
  • Management of occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Worker's compensation case management
  • Management of large volume medical records systems
  • Development and implementation of specialized medical surveillance programs
  • Management and consultation regarding hazardous substances such as beryllium, carcinogens, radiation, and others
  • Emergency medical and facility response

Environmental Safety

HPMC regards employee protection as a priority for ourselves and our customers and is committed to providing employees with a safe and healthful workplace that is free from recognized hazards that cause or have the potential to cause death or serious physical harm. We also understand that reducing and preventing occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidental losses through continuous improvement actions is critical to any organization's success.

HPMC has significant experience in the federal sector and has developed a unique ability to bring the traditional safety and health program into an integrated and coordinated system, consistent with each customer's regulatory basis. We have successfully implemented programs that meet stringent regulatory requirements and have utilized various tools such as enhanced work planning, instruments such as Electronic Job Task Analysis and Job Hazard Analysis tools, Integrated Safety Management Systems, Voluntary Protection Program, and other nationally recognized standards.

Risk Communication

Risk Communication is a science-based approach for communicating effectively in high concern, sensitive, high-stress, emotionally charged and/or controversial situations. The goals of this program of "assisted dialogue among stakeholders" are to enhance trust and credibility, increase knowledge and awareness, and resolve conflict. HPMC understands that many workplace safety and health issues can escalate into employee concerns and grievances if not communicated in a manner that instills trust in the workforce. We routinely provide guidance and recommendations for effective communication and can serve as a facilitator at meetings for groups who wish to achieve consensus on a controversial topic.

Risk Communication Facilitation Services:

  • Engaging in active participation with worker-oriented groups and meetings
  • Holding sessions to listen to grievances and health concerns
  • Facilitating meetings between two or more factions (e.g. management and workers)

Risk Communication Training and Subject Matter Expertise Services:

  • Training people who may have to address an emotionally charged audience
  • Teaching Risk Communication principles to various management or professional groups
  • Providing presentations, educational materials or SME on medical and environmental health topics/issues
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures that address worker health concerns

Health Data Analysis

HPMC understands the value that good analysis and trending of population health data brings to any occupational health program. Using sound epidemiologic principles, we can provide invaluable assistance to clinicians, safety professionals and management organizations in understanding their work environments and the potential health effects of workplace exposures. Individuals in occupational settings may be exposed to risk factors for disease, but it is through continuous monitoring and aggregation of these data that the real health effect of potential workplace exposures on the workforce is identified.

HPMC has qualified and experienced staff able to design and manage surveillance systems that ensure valid and appropriate data are collected. This provides a high quality foundation on which robust analyses and trending can be performed in order to assess the impact of the workplace on the worker population. Key to the success of HPMC health analysis and trending efforts is our ability to effectively communicate these findings to workers, stakeholders, regulatory authorities, medical professionals and other interested parties.

Employee Assistance

HPMC understands that supporting healthy and productive employees requires not only attention to the physical health of employees, but also the emotional and mental well-being of the workforce. Our clinicians have extensive years of experience in a variety of workplace settings and are qualified to provide a diverse range of services including:

  • Employee Assistance Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Human Reliability Program Development and Screening
  • Assessment and Monitoring for Substance Abuse, and
  • Psychological Testing

In addition to our clinical expertise, HPMC provides specialized training in areas such as Drug Free Workplace, Coping with Stress and Change, Dealing with Difficult People, and other topics related to the emotional and mental well-being of the workforce and their families.

Emergency Preparedness

HPMC has expertise in developing Emergency Preparedness Programs that meet contract requirements and exceeds the client's expectations. These programs are customized based on the scope of work, client policy, and regulatory requirements. HPMC has direct experience in performing risk assessments and developing response plans. HPMC provides the skill set to keep the client in state of readiness by conducting emergency drills and accident/incident scenario development. The experienced staff supports clients in establishing and maintaining coordination with community, state, and federal agencies having a role in emergency response. HPMC recognizes the importance of collaborative efforts in the field of Emergency Preparedness. In this ever-changing and important arena, HPMC brings the hands on experience that ensures regulatory compliance and response preparedness.

Health Education

HPMC Health Education and Promotion programs and services are focused on preventing the most significant obstacles to productivity: employee illness, injury and absenteeism. Our experienced staff provides organizations with the tools and best practices to deliver quality health and wellness services integrated with traditional employer occupational health and safety programs.

We address risk factors and lifestyle issues that affect employee health, creating targeted health intervention programs and services that are innovative and effective. Our award-winning technology-based health applications, tools and interventions remove physical and geographic barriers to delivery of health education and wellness services via the Internet.

Health and Wellness Program components include needs assessments and screening programs to identify populations at risk, awareness education designed to inform the workforce about existing and emerging health issues, interventions such as health coaching and lifestyle behavior modification programs aimed at the prevention or management of disease or injury or illness, and program evaluation. HPMC's commitment to continuous quality improvement is evident in our programs and is accomplished through customer surveys, internal and external program assessments, measurement of program impact and health outcomes, and implementation of process and quality improvement measures.

Programs and Services:

  • Health Maintenance Examination
  • Preventive Screenings
  • Individual Health Coaching
  • Flu Shots
  • Health Fairs
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Weight Management
  • Health and Productivity Management Consultation
  • Fitness/Exercise Services
  • Wellness and Safety Education/Training
  • Health Challenges

Technology-Based Health Services:

  • Health Risk Appraisal
  • Interactive Educational Modules
  • Interactive Behavior Change Applications
  • Health Challenge Tracker Tool
  • Health Calculators and Logs
  • Electronic Newsletters

Downloadable Patient Materials (e.g. posters, brochures, guides, etc.)

Fitness Rehabilitation

HPMC recognizes the importance of injury prevention and early intervention. Our Industrial Fitness and Rehabilitation program is committed to offering tools and services that positively impact worker safety, physical condition and productivity.

The goals of the Industrial Fitness and Rehabilitation program include:

  • Enhancing worker health, safety and wellness
  • Early assessment and intervention
  • Minimizing lost work time and associated costs
  • Ensuring a safe return to work

HPMC's experienced staff conduct a variety of clinical and field assessments. These provide our customers and their employees information related to health risks and work hazards in the workplace that could lead to injury or illness. Our staff has specialized training and certifications in the fields of exercise physiology, sports medicine, ergonomics and work capacity evaluation.

Office and field ergonomic evaluations identify potential hazards and allow for implementation of ergonomic solutions and controls. Clinical evaluation services, such as fitness-for-duty and work capacity evaluations, are available to determine whether employees are capable of performing the essential job functions and physical demands of their job in a safe and dependable basis.

Fitness and therapeutic conditioning programs improve individual workers' ability to: function and work safely, improve productivity, reduce worker discomfort or the likelihood of re-injury, and assist workers in maintaining or regaining the physical fitness needed to perform their job duties. Managers and workers also benefit from our specialized education and training regarding fitness and ergonomic principles. We also routinely provide practical solutions that can be used to reduce costly injuries and lost work time.

Assessment Services

  • Fitness Assessments
  • Fitness-For-Duty
  • Work Capacity Evaluation
  • Office Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Field/Industrial Ergonomic Evaluation

Fitness and Conditioning Services

  • Work Conditioning
  • Industrial / Worksite Stretch and Fitness Programs
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Education Services (e.g. Back Injury Prevention, Fitness/Exercise Principles, Ergonomic Awareness Training, etc.)

Project Management

HPM Corporation has significant experience in providing wide-ranging program and project management services to public and private sector clients. Our experienced staff has: successfully led multi-million dollar federal projects from conception to completion; developed and implemented first-in-kind programs such as our Risk Communication Program and Public Involvement Programs; managed safety and health programs in complex federal settings such as an Occupational Health Services Program for NASA and others. The diversity of HPMC program and project management expertise allows us to provide client-specific services resulting in quantifiable benefits and enhanced performance for our clients.