Welcome to OccuMED
OccuMED is a specialist Occupational Medicine Group with full AFOEM accreditation status for Workplace Accreditation - Occupational & Environmental Medicine Training Settings.
Our work health specialists are medical specialists - Fellows and Registrars of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (and Medical Practitioners with over 20 years experience in occupational medicine). Together, they are supported by allied health professionals and client support teams.
OccuMED has been a trusted provider of occupational medicine services since 1996 with full service, one-stop capabilities across 3 strategic locations in Western Australia in Subiaco | Redcliffe | Murdoch. All three OccuMED clinics have been granted full AFOEM accreditation status til May 2023.
OccuMED also has geographic coverage across Australia through a network of third party Alliance clinics in capital cities, major regional centres and remote areas.
About Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Occupational and Environmental Medicine focuses on the effects of work on health and, conversely, health on work. It encompasses the full range of workplace and environmental hazards – physical, psychosocial, biological and chemical – and how these may cause an adverse impact on health.
Specialists in Occupational and Environmental Medicine are known as Occupational and Environmental Physicians (Health Insurance Commission (HIC) recognised Medical Specialists). To become an occupational and environmental physician, a medical degree must first be completed before proceeding to specialist training with admission as a Fellow to the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) on successful completion of the training.
Some key competencies unique to occupational medicine include:
Law and medicine
Assessment of fitness for work
Development & implementation of a vocation rehabilitation program
Workplace Hazard Assessment including:
Knowledge of different hazards
Health effects of occupational hazards
Control of work-related hazards
Investigation of adverse event
Critical Appraisal of Information:
Evaluation diagnostic test efficacy
Evaluation of health intervention efficacy