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Dr. James Eitner
38 doctors shared insights

Occupational Injuries (Overview)

Occupational injuries are injuries that occur due to particular exposures, accidents, or situations at one's workplace.


Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me what is an occupational incident vs an occupational injury?

Can you tell me what is an occupational incident vs an occupational injury?

One leads to other: An occupational injury occurs as a consequence of an activity or exposure in the workplace. An incident is an occurrence but it doesn't necessarily lead to an injury. Still there has to be an incident before there can be an injury. ...Read more

Dr. James Eitner
38 doctors shared insights

Occupational Injuries (Overview)

Occupational injuries are injuries that occur due to particular exposures, accidents, or situations at one's workplace.


Dr. Michael McGonigal Dr. McGonigal
Surgery
35 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What's the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the united states?

What's the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the united states?

Motor vehicle crash: Construction and transportation workers are the ones most often killed on the job. Highway crashes are the most common method of death. ...Read more

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
Once
Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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When would an occupational injury not considered a worksman compensation injury?

Decision by insurer: The treating doctor will give his medical opinion on whether he determines the injury to be connected to the workplace. Then the insurer will make a determination on whether the injury will be covered by the work comp policy. If there are disagreements it is taken to the court system. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is there a correlation between seasonal affective disorders (sad) and occupational injuries?

Is there a correlation between seasonal affective disorders (sad) and occupational injuries?

Not directly: Since sad has an impact on a person's level of functioning it is reasonable to assume that other aspects of life would be affected. But there isn't any direct relationship to injuries. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
Dentistry
41 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
Once
Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
Once
Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if there are any studies on seasonal affective disorders (sad) related to occupational injuries?

Can you tell me if there are any studies on seasonal affective disorders (sad) related to occupational injuries?

Not occupational: SAD is something that results from nutritional and hormone deficiencies. There isn't any established connection to occupational exposures. If you are dealing with SAD you need to look at ultraviolet light therapy, vitamin D supplements, and a real food diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ann Block Dr. Block
General Practice
28 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

Retraining: An occupational therapist will give exercises to help retrain the brain with a goal of recovery or improvement of the symptoms caused by the brain injury. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
Monthly
Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

How serious is the occupational risk of needle stick injuries to health care, really?

Yes: Very i was pregnant with my first child was stuck by hiv/hep c decided to pray had to wait 6 months for final clearance it is very real and very serious - i would not give up what I do since people who are in healthcare truly care. ...Read more

Dr. Matheson Harris Dr. Harris
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

How do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries to ambulate safely?

Training: Depending on the eye injury and amount of vision loss, they show them ways of judging their environment that don't involve using one or both eyes. ...Read more

Dr. William Becker Dr. Becker
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Training: Occupational therapists are trained to teach skills in the job market for people with physical infirmities and functional problems. Those who have lost vision can still find many employment opportunities but may not be aware of the availability of jobs and certainly would need training to be eligible for those jobs. ...Read more

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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What exactly is “significant occupational exposure”?

What exactly is “significant occupational exposure”?

Time, concentration: Significant occupational exposure depends on the time of exposure and concentration of the material to which you were exposed, based on the permissible exposure limits for the substance. Your safety officer should have all of this documentation available to you for training purposes. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Ross Dr. Ross
Occupational Medicine
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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. Barbara A Majeroni Dr. Majeroni
Family Medicine
years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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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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Dr. William Simon Dr. Simon
Integrative Medicine
28 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are common occupational diseases?

What are common occupational diseases?

Work injuries : Common work injuries are low back strain with muscle spasms and general muscular strains/sprains for repetitive or other overuse injuries. Lacerations and contusions do occur frequently along with occasional burns. Lung diseases are common in certain industries. ...Read more

Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi Dr. Ferdowsi
General Practice
14 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

What are potential adverse health effects of occupational stress?

Stress link: Stress is linked to many diseases including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure. Mindfulness which there are many books is an effective way to deal with stress without medication. ...Read more

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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Which body fluids are potentially infectious during an occupational exposure?

Which body fluids are potentially infectious during an occupational exposure?

Any and all: Depending on the disease carried by the individual in question, any and all body fluids can be and should be considered potentially infectious. People like health care workers who are routinely exposed to bodily fluids must undergo special training in how to handle them safely and take regular vaccinations against things like hepatitis b. Treat all bodily fluids as potentially infectious. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner Dr. Eitner
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What is occupational medicine/physcial medicine and rehabilitation what should I expect?

What is occupational medicine/physcial medicine and rehabilitation what should I expect?

Different Specialty: Occupational medicine deals with work injuries, prevention of work injuries, and work related issues. Physical medicine and rehab work to restore function to injuries of the bones, muscles, tissues, and nerves. I like to refer to them as non-surgical orthopedists and neurologist. Also known as physiatrist, many deal with pain management. Both examine and treat whatever you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more