DVG Outbreak protocol for management of contacts of COVID-19 positive cases

DVG informs: Outbreak protocol for management of contacts of COVID-19 positive cases. Click Read More for more information!

COVID-19 protocol update

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a substantial increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Aruba we have updated our Call-In protocol. Please click READ MORE for more information!

Prevention

You can take steps to protect yourself and others during a COVID-19 outbreak. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from...

What is Sick Leave Management

Sick leave Management is the management of absenteeism in the work place so your business can always perform at the highest level. The team of experts at Medwork Caribbean N.V. is there to assist you with knowledge, experience and vision. They understand the troubles you might face while trying to run your business and are ready to offer solutions that work for you. Knowing whether a sick person should stay at home, or can be considered (partially) fit for work, requires the expertise of...

(Electronic) Preventive Medical Examination

Conducting a PREVENTIVE MEDICAL EXAMINATION (PME) among employees is time consuming. Schedule a doctor's visit, conduct an examination and prepare reports. We saw that it could be done much more efficiently. Together with our partners Qualogy Caribbean, we found a solution: an application for a digital PME; The Electronic Preventive Medical Examination. Click read more for more information.

Types of Medical Examinations

Medical examinations and work – General Medical examinations at work are performed for various reasons: To determine if a person can be considered physically fit enough to be able to perform duties in a safe and healthy manner. To determine if a person is suffering from illness or disability as a consequence of work. Because (international) rules and regulations oblige a worker to undergo periodical medical examinations. Because the employer wants to provide safe and healthy wor...

Symptoms and testing

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The common symptoms for COVID-19 are: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Difficulty breathing Sore throat Loss of smell and/or taste Tiredness Not sure whether you should get tested? Please do the questionnaire/self check on: https://www.arubacovid19.org/ When to seek medical attention...

Who needs extra precaution

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease, but based on currently available information these are the risk groups:  Older adults People who have severe underlying medical conditions - like heart/lung disease or diabetes People with moderate to severe asthma  People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher) People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis People with liver disease Peop...

Detect your Vulnerable Co-Workers with the 'e-Screener'

Your Risk Group Employees are now called VULNERABLE CO-WORKERS and DVG advises to take extra good care of these workers during times of flu (including the COVID-19) Click READ MORE to learn how to detect your Vulnerable Co-Workers through our customs made "e-Screener".

COVID-19 Services - The Opening of your Business

In collaboration with our partners we have set up a number of services to assist your business in complying with all the necessary DVG measures and the Aruba Health and Happiness Code. These COVID-19 services are mentioned in the flyer below. If you need any information or would like to request assistance for these services please contact us at info@medwork.aw or call us at +297 5878880.

DVG's Requirements - Business measures COVID-19

With the down scaling of the current measures according to the Ministerial Regulation AB 1989 No. 62 General regulation combating COVID-19 (such as shutdown, curfew, lockdown) it is essential that everyone abides by the preventive measures in relation to social distancing and hygiene. For this, there are minimum requirements that have been set up by the Public Health Department (DVG). These are valid for everyone and there will be compliance checks.  Enforcement of all measures is the responsibi...

Preventive Medical Examination (PME)

As an employer you are obligated to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for your employees. This is not only beneficial for your employees, but also for you as an entrepreneur. It is well known that healthy and satisfied employees who are well cared for function better, are sick less often and are generally more productive. In addition, it is quite possible that during daily operations your company is at risk of accidents, the cause of which can be traced back to an employee's poor phy...

Electronic PME

The Electronic Preventive Medical Examination (E-PME) In addition to the PME that is carried out by a company doctor, we have made it also available in a digital version; the E-PME. The standardized questionnaire is presented in digital form to your employees and this form of basic PME does not require a visit to the company doctor. The system is set up in such a way that it can indicate the risk factors by means of a number of built-in 'flags' and the employee will immediately receive personal...

Introduction COVID-19 live sessions

In these times of uncertainty we can imagine that many, if not all, of our clients are looking for support and answers on topics that need some clarification. We at Medwork hope to give you the much needed support during the current COVID-19 crisis. Our colleagues Anton Isaak and/or David Geelkens will lead these sessions with information on frequently asked questions, which they will elaborate on. After the informative part of the session you will have the opportunity to ask q...

Exit-Strategy - Defining your start-up protocol May 7th 11.00am

Live Q&A session about Exit-Strategy - "Defining your start-up protocol". On May 7th at 11.00am we will present our next live session on Exit strategy 'Defining your start-up protocol'. We now all know that we need to take specific precautionary measures when we are considering to open our businesses back up. Now how do you translate these general rules and guidelines into the specifics of your line of business, building and/or work spaces. During this session we will explain how OSHA guidel...

Repeat session on Exit Strategy in English May 5th 11.00am

Live Q&A session about Exit-Strategy, Plan of approach for scaling down. On Tuesday May 5th at 11.00am we will repeat our last weeks live session on Exit strategy 'plan of approach for scaling down'. This time the presentation will be presented by our St. Maarten General Manager and physician, Dr. Joanne Siebel, and will be done in English. The COVID-19 virus has had an enormous impact on social lives and the way we are used to doing our business. Although being in the midst of this Crisis, Arub...

Exit Strategy - plan of approach April 30th 11.00am

Live Q&A session about Exit-Strategy, Plan of approach for scaling down. Please join us for our next Live Q&A session April 30th at 11.00am, which will be dedicated to: Exit strategy - plan of approach for scaling down.  The COVID-19 virus has had an enormous impact on social lives and the way we are used to doing our business. Although being in the midst of this Crisis, Aruba is now looking into scaling down some of the precaution measures that were put in place and we are moving into the new p...

Aruba after COVID-19 April 20th 11.00am

Join us for our next: Q&A live session about Aruba after the COVID-19 crisis Monday April 20th at 11.00am The COVID-19 virus has had an enormous impact on our economy and communities. Although being in the midst of this Crisis, some countries are cautiously looking forward to the situation after the Crisis. Our Prime Minister recently announced to have formed a Steering Committee with Working Groups to craft a future ‘New Aruba’. We will live in the “New Normal’. We need to comprehend the gigan...

Part 2 - Aruba after COVID-19 23rd April 11.00am

Join us tomorrow: Q&A Live Session - Part 2 of Aruba after the COVID-19 crisis Thursday April 23rd at 11.00am The COVID-19 virus has had an enormous impact on our economy and communities. Although being in the midst of this Crisis, some countries are cautiously looking forward to the situation after the Crisis. Our session of last Monday concluded with measures to adhere to "New Normal". In the next session planned for Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Ru Croes, CEO of the Medwork Group (Aruba, BES, St....

COVID-19 Medwork Call-in Protocol & Shelter in place instructions

MEDWORK COVID-19 CALL-INN PROTOCOL & SHELTER IN PLACE INSTRUCTIONS: We take the health and protection of our own employees as well as the employees of our clients very serious, and thus will not be conducting ANY physical consults at this time. All consults will be done by phone by a company doctor. This precautionary measure is effective immediately and will be in effect until further notice. Click Read More to see the adjusted protocol.

Report App

Report App BV is a Dutch company dedicated to the empowerment of employees to co-create a safe and healthy social environment at work. Medwork Caribbean N.V. is proud to be their exclusive partner in this region.

2013 -Changes in Aruban Labor Regulations. Are you prepared?

Symposia "Changes in Aruban Labor Regulations. Are you prepared?" In 2013 Medwork in cooperation with HBN Law organized 3 symposia elaborating on the changes in the Aruban Labor Regulations. These symposia guided the audience you through the legal changes and provided them with views from guest speakers on the effects of this overhaul of our Labor Regulations. Below you will find the contents of the 3 symposia organized by Medwork in 2013. A business symposium for directors an...

2012 - The aging employee... are you prepared?

2011 - Tools for the next level

2010 - Achieving higher goals for your Corporate Health

Introduction

When you are in need of expert advice Insurance Medicine is directed to problems relating to permanent invalidity, long-term or permanent disability, and loss of wages. What are the consequences for your company in the event of (permanent) disability? What about the social insurance contributions? Our expert advice and guidance include re-examinations, reintegration trajectory advice, and claim assessments.

Medwork Groep voert de verzuimcontrole op de BES-eilanden uit

Medwork Caribbean N.V. (Aruba) en Corporate Health Solutions B.V. (Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland) hebben onlangs de ziektecontrole op de BES-eilanden, Bonaire, Saba en Sint Eustatius op zich genomen.

Craving Change three-day training at University of Aruba

Craving Change three-day training at University of Aruba The University of Aruba is organizing an interesting three-days training with the purpose to create more awareness, recognize patterns and break through patterns. But also to reform and personalize your personal way of life. It starts with goals and this training aims to help you achieve your goals.

Explanation of a Court Ruling May 24, 2017

Newsletter No. 2 Explanation of a Court Ruling Made in Summary Proceedings of May 24, 2017, concerning the Immediate Dismissal of an Employee.

Driving-licence examination

Driving-licence examination Before you drive off...One stop service for driving-licence examination available at Medwork. When is a driving-licence examination necessary? Everybody who applies for a driving-licence for the first time, or anyone who wants to renew an existing one, will need to take a medical examination. Driving-licence examination services are delivered by an Occupational Health service and performed by, or under direct supervision, of an Occupational Health Physician. What will...

ATIA/Medwork Seminar at the University of Aruba (April 8th, 2017)

Another succesfull gathering of Human Resource Managers and Business Owners on saturday the 8th of April, where once again, the Aruba Trade & Industry Association (ATIA) in collaboration with Medwork organized the highly appreciated annual People Management Seminar.

Flu Vaccination

Flu Vaccination Prevention is better than Cure Flu vaccinations in combination with the Medwork flu prevention plan prove to be a successful way to keep your sick leave numbers at bay during a flu season. Flu versus Cold Suffering from a cold usually means suffering from annoying symptoms such as: stuffed or runny nose, sneezing and pains or headaches due to congested sinuses. In more severe cases a common cold can lead to ‘blocked’ ears and slight dizzy spells and/or upper respiratory tract sym...

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Introduction

Medwork Advice, even at the highest level Whether you are two individuals trying to resolve a dispute or a government wanting to reform it’s entire healthcare system, Medwork offers advice, guidance and support at any level.

Introduction

Overview of the Medwork seminars The mere thought of a business training session is likely to produce the following four-letter-word: "YAWN!" ..... However, when you attend a Medwork seminar, expect to be motivated, energized and ready to go back to work applying a new technique you just learned. Business people can gain valuable knowledge at seminars. Whatever the topic, you can learn what you need to help your business by attending the right seminar. The motivational aspect of seminars can bri...

Medwork Brochure

Achieving Higher Goals for your Corporate Health Medwork is your partner in Corporate Health Solutions. We offer tailor-made solutions and realistic advice at an attractive and transparent fee. We are the partner that knows the terrain and has the right tools and experienced guides to help you take your Corporate Health and Safety to the next level. Download the Medwork Brochure in PDF Download the Medwork Brochure in PDF

Training and Education

Medworks’ Training Courses and Educational Programs Medwork offers a wide selection of training courses and educational programs. From education on leadership level to basic training at employee level, our programs are available for all levels within an organization. During the course of each career, whether at the highest level of leadership or at the level of a trainee who has just started work, training and educational moments are vital to an individual’s proffesional and personal development...

Medical Examinations

You cannot judge a book by its’ cover Getting the facts on the physical and mental health of your working force will prove to be indispensable when designing a plan of approach for creating a healthy and safe workplace. It is no secret that many diseases and illnesses will remain asymptomatic for prolonged periods of time. Once first symptoms emerge, the disaese unfortunately has often already evolved into more a more serious condition. Conditions such as; high bloodpressure, raised levels of Ch...

DIMAS examination

DIMAS examination Do you want to live or work on Aruba? If you are looking to live or work in the Caribbean, then you will have to follow certain legal procedures and in most cases this includes a medical examination. On Aruba rules and regulations are set forth by the Department of Integration Management and Admission of Foreigners, or DIMAS in short. Medical examinations performed as a requirement for the Department of Integration Management and Admission of Foreigners (DIMAS). The DIMAS depar...

Workplace Examination

Workplace Examination Highlights of the Medwork approach to Workplace Examination During one third of a day an employee is at his or her workplace performing the tasks he or she is hired for. A highly un-ergonomic or an ill-defined workplace is a cause for physical complaints and sooner or later will result in absenteeism. Beside absenteeism the complaints will have a negative impact on an employee’s morale. In our approach the workplace of the employee is reviewed and assessed taking his or her...

Risk Inventory & Evaluation (RIE)

What are your health and safety risks? Having a Medwork expert perform a Risk Inventory & Evaluation (RIE) is an excellent way to determine what health and safety risks your company and its’ employees are facing. What is a Risk Inventory & Evaluation? A Risk Inventory & Evaluation (RIE) is of great importance when creating and maintaining a healthy and safe workplace. A RIE will demonstrate in an extensive, detailed and clear manner what the healthrisks in a workplace are. By carefully designing...

About Medwork

The main asset of every company is its workforce. It is an understatement that success is a combination of leadership at the top and the ability of this workforce to perform its tasks. Management is often confronted with the psychological and physical aspects of work, work conditions and the fitness of the organization. At Medwork we understand the relationship between profitability, leadership and workforce. Through an integral view on Occupational Health, it is our goal to support you and you...

Personal Injury

Accidents do unfortunately happen An injury not to property, but to the body, mind, or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in the grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch. The Medwork approach to personal injury The Medwork team of experts consists of Occupational Health and Insurance Medicine Physicians, Occup...

Re-integration

Resuming work responsibly Especially if an employee has been away from work for a prolonged period of time, being 100% fit does not automatically mean you are also 100% fit for work. Re-integration An employee that has been absent from work due to illness for a prolonged period of time will sooner or later have to try to start work again. The process of returning back to the job in a responsible, safe and healthy way is called re-integration. Sometimes re-integration of an employee that has been...

Function Ability Evaluation

Function Ability Evaluation Still able to perform? Is an employee who has been away for prolonged period of time and wants to return to work still able to perform all of his or her original duties? What to do if an employee wants to return to work after having been away for an extended period of time due to illness and you are wondering if the employee is still able to perform his or her original duties? What if an employee was involved in an accident that has left him or her with permanent phys...

Claim Assessment

Permanent impairment? Evaluation of Permanent Impairment according to the standard of the American Medical Association (AMA). Injury damage assessments, calculations invalidity percentage, compensation assessment. Calculation of damage arising from a work accident or occupational disease Every year work accidents happen in Aruba. Such accidents can result in permanent injury, and in some cases, victims die. In addition, people could die every year as a result of occupational diseases. It goes wi...

Life Insurance and Mortgage Examinations

Making sure risks are covered Examinations performed for insurance companies regarding mortgage, life insurance and/or pension applications. Insurance-related examinations It is often necessary to undergo an insurance-related examination for the purpose of closing a life insurance or disability insurance policy. In the case of insurance-related examinations the examining doctor will evaluate potential risk factors, which are then reported to the relevant insurance company. 

Certified Professionals

Licenced to Examine, Evaluate and Conclude In situations where legal and financial consequences are lurking it is important to have the right experts by your side. Experts that have been trained and licensed by acknowledged Universities and Colleges and that are registered with reputable organizations. Medwork physicians are registered with the Dutch register for Individual Healthcare Professionals (Beroepen in de Individuele Gezondheidszorg) known as B.I.G. Our physicians are licensed in Occupa...

Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Get rid of the conflict......work on the solution Mediation is an alternative and effective form of dispute resolution. Mediation can help you and the other party find a solution for your conflict by exploring the interests of the disputants. Conflict within the company regarding the collaboration among employees? Argument with your supplier about the delivered service or product? Dispute over the future of your family business? Or a dispute among shareholders? Most probably you want to get rid...

Occupational Health Psychology

For mental health and well-being Our Occupational Health Psychology services explore interventions targeting employees as well as work environments, to create healthier employees, workplaces & organizations, while protecting employee’s health and maximizing their overall effectiveness. Occupational Health Psychology There is a broad range of situations and mechanisms that effect the quality of an emloyee’s working life and his or her responses thereto. These include: Coping skills Personal a...

Re-Examination / Herkeuring (VA/AD)

The Occupational Health Physician  - Occupational Health Expert Re-examination It could so happen that you are asking yourself whether an employee can still be considered capable to fulfill his or her duties. This could be the case when an employee has not been able to work for quite some time due to illness or when a final medical state has been reached. In such a case you can ask Medwork to re-examine your employee. Right to receive sick-pay or accident-pay On Aruba the national decrees allow...

Capacity Assessment

Capacity Assessment Determining the permanent limitations First step in a re-examination process is the determination of remaining capacities or permanent disability by a licensed Physician in Occupational Health or Insurance Medicine. Getting the advice from an expert It is important to realize that these kind of evaluations can only be performed by a licensed Physician in Occupational Health or Insurance Medicine. How does it work? In preparation for the actual re-examination all necessary dat...

Drug and Alcohol Screening

Medwork’s substance abuse testing program Medwork’s substance abuse testing program Staffed by experts in Department of Transport (DOT) regulatory compliance, Medworks’ substance abuse testing program helps you create a drug and alcohol free workplace. About our substance abuse testing program  Testing employee’s for alcohol and drugs is capturing the interest of an increasing number of employers, as drugs and alcohol become more prevalent in the workplace. One in three men and one in five women...

Healthcare Reform

Financial, operational and managerial consulting services Healthcare is a complex system with many stakeholders. The need for healthcare is endless and the financial means to finance those needs are limited. Public Finance Public finance is profoundly impacted by: Pressures surfacing in the Caribbean Unfunded entitlement payments Demographic imbalances caused by an aging population and lowered fertility rates Persistent rise of chronic diseases - including patients with multiple...

People Management Seminar 2017

Another succesfull gathering of Human Resource Managers and Business Owners on saturday the 8th of April, where once again, the Aruba Trade & Industry Association (ATIA) in collaboration with Medwork organized the highly appreciated annual People Management Seminar.

First blog post

The first ever blog post is here. It might be a good idea to update this post with some more relevant content.