Workers Comp Telemedicine Checks on Occupational Skin Diseases

Have you ever had a rash so bad that you couldn’t work because of it? It may seem like skin diseases and rashes aren’t a problem in the workplace, but you would be mistaken. Skin diseases are actually the most widespread occupational illness according to the October 2006 Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. When it comes to many different job positions, an occupational skin disease can be a large hinderance. Especially if this happens to one of your employees. If one of your workers were to fall victim to an occupational skin disease, the medical expenses could be costly and your employee may even need to take off some time to recover. U.S. HealthWorks is very keen on the use of telemedicine for employers in order to diagnose and treat the skin disease early on.


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