OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH is our business - the physical and psychological safety, health, and wellbeing of working people in all occupations.
Our principal, Dr Peter Sharman is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine - the professional body for specialist medical practitioners in this field. He has been active in this field for more than 30 years.
Based in South Hobart, our focus is on supporting employers and their people in the Southern and West Coast regions of Tasmania. We aim to help employers provide a safe workplace with a person-focused but system-based approach to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and support those injured workers in their recovery journey to return to active participation in the workforce and as valued members of the Tasmanian community.
We have a focus on recovery and rehabilitation. Our expertise includes advice about the management of work-related musculoskeletal and psychological disorders, the assessment of workplace exposures to physical, chemical and biological hazards, the provision of support and guidance to deal with the psychological impact of illness and injury, and the provision of workplace interventions to overcome psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
We recognise the value of a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to health care and the importance of evidence-based management principles such as those detailed in the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environmental Medicine's publication: "It pays to Care".
We also provide impartial advice to insurers and lawyers about work-related health issues.
We no longer have the resources to accept referrals to directly manage injured workers on referral from their General Practitioners, except in limited circumstances, as follows:
We accept referrals for assessment and management of diseases caused by workplace exposures to physical, chemical, and biological agents as well as patients with complex psychological conditions where workplace intervention is required.
We no longer accept GP referrals for workers with musculoskeletal injuries or conditions, except conditions that fall uniquely within the province of occupational medicine expertise, such as work-related overuse conditions.
Please refer to News and Our Practitioners on this website for information about the doctors currently working at Hobart Occupational Medicine.
See the links below to the range of services we can provide according the referral source.