Dr Beata (Beatrice) Byok, FAFOEM (RACP): Occupational & Environmental Physician is a graduate of the University of Adelaide Medical School. She has worked in occupational health for 30 years in a wide range of settings from the uranium/copper mine and processing plant at Olympic Dam for over 8 years, Mitsubishi Motors and Holdens, and to the Public Service sector.
Currently she is in private practice and is a contracted medical consultant to ReturnToWork SA. She is a past chair of the South Australian AFOEM and ANZSOM committees and is the current AFOEM State Councillor and clinical examiner for the Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
She has extensive experience in workplace injury management and rehabilitation, health monitoring and surveillance, development of systems and policies, and liaising with colleagues and allied health providers to facilitate the implementation of achievable and sustainable return to work outcomes.
In 2009, when the new permanent impairment assessment process was introduced she was one of two peer reviewers of permanent impairment reports working with WorkCover SA to provide support, education and feedback to doctors conducting permanent impairment assessments.
She continues to sit on the WorkCover permanent impairment review panel and is a member of the PIA Review Workshop Panel that is undertaking a review of the current SA WorkCover guidelines for the assessment of permanent impairment.