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Can my occupational health doctor send me back to work?

Can my occupational health doctor send me back to work?

Yes: Yes they can, unless you are under workman's comp and that doctor is not your assigned doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Occupational Health (Definition)

Occupational health is the field of medicine and public health that seeks to ensure the safety and health of workers, ensuring that work does not ...Read more


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My gp has signed me off, could company occupational health doctor tel me to go back to work?

My gp has signed me off, could company occupational health doctor tel me to go back to work?

Yes: Your occupational doctor will use the gps recommendation to write a return to duty recommendation. ...Read more

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Can you work even if an occupational health doctor says unfit?

Probably not: Your employer will probably not allow you to work if the occupational health doctor says no because they will not want to risk you getting worse from your initial work injury. Let the doctor be the expert in this case. ...Read more

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Who makes the decision as to when you return to work, occupational health or your doctor?

Both: Your treating doctor will make his recommendation and then occupational health will translate that into how that fits to the work that you do. Ultimately the employer decides whether he is comfortable in letting the employee work. ...Read more

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Hello. The other day i hit the back of my ankle.. I went to occupational health, they said i hit the nerves in my foot.. Told me to wear sneakers and ?

Hello. The other day i hit the back of my ankle.. I went to occupational health, they said i hit the nerves in my foot.. Told me to wear sneakers and ?

Achille's Injury: Trauma to the back of the ankle most likely involves the Achille's tendon, calcaneus (heel bone), or both. It could be a contusion (soft tissue injury), bursitis, tendonitis, or fracture. Rest, elevation, and ice/cold pack are needed. If pain continues for a few days, see a doctor. X-ray or MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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What happens during a occupational health interview?

Many things.: They will gather a tremendous amoutn of information on you, your social and general health and your work and work environment. They will need to determine your ability to work, work where your are and how it will affect you. Testing will be in order. ...Read more

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Role of occupational health and safety?

Workplace safety: Osha, or the department of occupational health and safety, keeps the workplace safe for workers and those who come into the work space. They oversee all safety issues, and infectious issues at the office, educate workers on safety issues, and enforce the rules. ...Read more

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What's involved in occupational health checks?

Health and safety: Occupational health checks, in a preemployment setting, is a medical exam to insure you are healthy enough to do the duties of a particular job. If you are already employed, it is a medical exam to insure your health has not been affected by any hazards of your particular job and that your health still allows you to continue in that work. ...Read more

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I'm being referred to occupational health, what does this mean will happen to me?

I'm being referred to occupational health, what does this mean will happen to me?

It depends: Occupational health is there to make sure that it is safe for you to work. You may be evaluated for issues that effect how you do your job. ...Read more

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What's a occupational health clearance?

Ability to do a job: Many employers require some sort of exam prior to employment to assure that an individual possesses the capability of performing the "essential functions" of a job. Other exams may monitor our health at onset of employment and then periodically during employment to check for adverse effects of workplace exposures, such as to noise or toxic chemcals. Clearance implies all is well. ...Read more

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