Recognized as an expert in the field of occupational medicine, Cedric Fernando, MD, has been managing and treating workplace injuries for nearly 20 years. Cedric Fernando, MD, currently serves as the medical director of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s occupational health program.
The responsibilities of a medical director in the field of occupational safety are many. Here are a few of the main duties of the position:
Ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures – The medical director develops safety policies and procedures for the company and arranges for any necessary employee training on workplace safety issues.
Conduct appropriate screenings – It is the medical director’s job to coordinate all appropriate employee testing, including complete physicals, substance abuse screenings, EKG and stress tests, and hearing tests.
Provide guidance to employers – In addition to working employees, the medical director advises employers on the proper safety policies and procedures that need to be instituted in the workplace.