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Jill Jeter, BBA, RN, Coordinator Occupational Health Services

Joyce Ann Combes, RN, MPH Occupational Health Nurse

Josselyn Vargas, Secretary

3601 Ferncliff Avenue NW, Roanoke
(540) 853-1436 or (540) 853-1430 Fax (540) 853-1238

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Occupational Health is a specialty that considers the effects of work on health. It also considers an individual's health, ability and fitness to perform a particular job. The aim of Occupational Health is health promotion and prevention of work-related illness and injury by:

  • ensuring that the employees work does not in any way damage or compromise the employees’ health;

  • encouraging safe working practices;

  • ergonomics (studying how you work and how you could work better);

  • monitoring the health of the workforce;

  • supporting the management of sickness absence;

  • work with district leadership to implement policies and ensure health and safety compliance;

  • conduct pre-employment health assessments;

  • support health promotion and education programs;

  • provide vaccinations;

  • treat workplace injuries;

  • manage worker’s compensation cases;

  • encourage workers to take responsibility for their own health through health education and disease management programs, such as smoking cessation, exercise/fitness, nutrition and weight control, stress management, control of chronic illnesses and effective use of medical services;

  • provide guidance, counselling, and referral advice to employees around non work related health problems;

  • fitness for duty surveillance;

  • work with leadership to offer advice and guidance around making reasonable adjustments to your working conditions.

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502