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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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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 to do if i'm going for an occupational health check will they want to see my self harm?

Limited exam: Occupational health exams are limited to looking at health issues that effect your ability to do your job. Unless you're in a job where mental health is considered pertinent your history shouldn't matter. Keep in mind that many companies have employee assistance programs so if you're still having problems with hurting yourself you ought to look into getting help. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference, if any, between occupational health and occupational therapy in relation to children?

Totally different: Occupational therapy is focused on helping people to be more functional in their lives mainly through how they use tools and their upper extremities. Occupational health has a focus on keeping people safe and healthy in the workplace. ...Read more

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What do I say at my occupational health interview?

What do I say at my occupational health interview?

Hazards and concerns: Provide your job title and explain what you do at work and how you do it. Your visit might begin by answering a survey about the presence of hazards in the workplace (e.g., physical or chemical) and personal protective equipment you use. Describe any injuries you've had at work. List your medical conditions and medications. Identify concerns you have about your ability to perform your job safely. ...Read more

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Do you know are occupational health assessors lovely folk?

My guess is that: Some may very nice people and some might not be. ...Read more