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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can occupational health get information from my gp without getting my consent?

Can occupational health get information from my gp without getting my consent?

Usually not: Occupational health acts as an agent of the employer. They have access to all medical information relating to workplace injuries, regardless of employee consent. Other than that they can only see medical information that you give permission for. ...Read more

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Is it weird that my occupational health questionnaire is asking about my sex life?

Is it weird that my occupational health questionnaire is asking about my sex life?

Nope: Your sexual habits have the potential to create opportunities for you to be exposed to various diseases. If your occupation involves exposure to blood and other bodily fluids then this information is important to not only your safety but to the safety of those with whom you work. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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What exactly is an occupational health screening?

What exactly is an occupational health screening?

Monitors your health: Occupational health screenings are done to make sure that any work conditions or exposures aren't harming employees. ...Read more

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I have scle, can I be referred to occupational health for uv-protective plastic film to go on my windows at home and car?

I have scle, can I be referred to occupational health for uv-protective plastic film to go on my windows at home and car?

SCLE is known to be: A photosensitive dermatosis; so your pcp may be able to rx uv-protective film for home/car or should be willing to refer u to occupational health. Insurance may require proof that u use car for your work other than going to it & back. Check with insurance co. If they will cover the cost & from whom the rx must come as well as other requirements. ...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

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Can an occupational health nurse have to have qualifications?

Can an occupational health nurse have to have qualifications?

A specialized field: Occupational health nursing does have specialized training and certification. There is a specialty group aaohn. A nurse can get on the job training too. The field is a good one that growth potential and a lot of job satisfaction. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the duties, responsibilities of an occupational health consultant?

Protect health: An occupational health consultant will be hired to assess conditions in a workplace. There are issues ranging from ergonomics to environmental exposures. The consultant would be responsible for designing programs to monitor exposures, protect health, and maximize efficient and profitable operations. ...Read more

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What is occupational health?

Workplace health: Occupational health focuses on the health of people in the work environment. There are different factors such as environmental exposures, ergonomics, and medical or physical issues that the worker brings into the job place. In the end occupational health keeps employees healthy so they can keep working. ...Read more

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What exactly is occupational health?

Workplace: Occupational health deals with optimizing the workplace to prevent injury, and determining the capability of workers to handle their jobs, especially when first starting or after an absence or injury. ...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 a occupational health clearance?

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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