If you are a light industrial worker, you may think you don’t need to visit the doctor every year. After all, your job keeps you active and you’re in decent shape.
However, the demands of your occupation make it more, rather than less, important for you to schedule that annual exam. Here’s why.
Prevent Future Health Problems
Yearly physicals are meant to be preventive for people of all ages and from all walks of live. As a light industrial worker, you may be at a higher risk for conditions such as hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor can work with you to identify potential complications and, if necessary, develop a treatment plan. Plus, addressing issues early can help you to avoid the cost, inconvenience and discomfort of more major medical problems.
Build a Relationship With a Professional You Trust
Unfortunately, light industrial employees are more likely to experience an injury on the job than many other types of workers. If something does happen, you will feel better if you have a doctor you know you can count on. Also, since your physician’s office will be familiar with your medical history, they will be able to treat you better and faster.
Keep Your Vaccinations Current
Did you know … if you have a deep or dirty wound, and you haven’t had a tetanus shot in the past five years, you should receive a booster within 48 hours? When was your last tetanus shot? Most people have no idea. At your annual checkup, your doctor or healthcare professional will make sure all your vaccinations are up to date so you have the protection you need. If nothing else, this offers peace of mind.
I don’t like doctors.
It will cost money.
And, I don’t have time.
Ok. So, no one loves visiting to the doctor. If physicals stress you out, turn them into an event. Go with a friend and plan a lunch date afterward to reward yourself.
As for the money, most insurance companies pay, in full, for wellness visits, required vaccinations and preventive screenings. Nevertheless, double-check with your carrier before you receive an unwelcome bill. Also, recognize any additional tests your doctor might order, such as an EKG, may not be covered.
Finally, did you have time to shower today? Brush your teeth? Find something to eat? Think of your doctor’s visit the same way. It’s something you need to do to take care of yourself. Try scheduling your appointment six months to a year in advance. You’ll have a harder time skipping out if the date is on your calendar.
Are You Hoping to Find a New or Better Light Industrial Job This Year?
At BOS Staffing, our goal is to match job seekers with positions to suit their needs. We place assemblers, forklift drivers and machine operators in Duluth, Georgia, and the surrounding Atlanta suburbs. Search our available openings and find a job you love!