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Dr. James Eitner
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Occupational Health (Overview)

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 cause negative health impacts.


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What is occupational health?

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

Dr. James Eitner
226 doctors shared insights

Occupational Health (Overview)

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 cause negative health impacts.


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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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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when cutting nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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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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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 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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