The Betriebsarzt is the German equivalent of occupational health in the US. Here I will describe my first appointment with the Betriebsarzt, as well as my first appointment with occupational health at my last US job.
Occ Health in the US:
Meet nurse in an office. Show proof of all necessary vaccinations and most recent tuberculosis test (it was a hospital). Express whether I want a Hepatitis B vaccine or not. I pass because I don't work with blood. Say I don't work with radioactivity. Go back to work.
Betriebsarzt in Germany:
Meet doctor in an exam room. Fill out a four-page medical history, including crap like menarche. Go over entire medical history with doctor, page-by-page. Tell her I'm vaccinated to "the usual things" - no proof needed. Say I don't work with radioactivity. She asks me why I am turning red. I say I don't even notice that anymore because it's some sympathetic nervous system thing over which I have no control, but it happens any time I am the center of attention. Not really all that unusual, right? It's awkward and I'm really annoyed this was brought up. Then she takes my height, weight, blood pressure, and checks my throat, heart, lungs, and spine. And NOW I can go, because "I don't work very much". Jeez, what more would there have been if I did work there full-time? Blood tests? Crotch check? I'm rather mystified as to why my employer needs me to do this.