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Dr. James Eitner
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Occupational Injuries (Overview)

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


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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
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Occupational Injuries (Overview)

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


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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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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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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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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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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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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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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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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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 medicine/physcial medicine and rehabilitation, what to expect going there?

What is occupational medicine/physcial medicine and rehabilitation, what to expect going there?

Quality care: Both fields treat injured workers with a goal of getting them back to work safely and efficiently. Education on job restrictions are included within both specialties and both have extensive knowledge of the workers compensation systems. Often occ med will initiate treatment and refer to phys med if needed. Your in good hands and your visit will probably be much like any other in your past ...Read more

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My 2 yr son has lissencephaly. Are there any new additional therapies other than physical and occupational services that can help him develop?

My 2 yr son has lissencephaly. Are there any new additional therapies other than physical and occupational services that can help him develop?

Support group: I am sorry to learn of your son's condition. Besides OT and PT and consultation with a pediatric neurologist in case of seizure disorder, you may want to check out the support groups, such as this one: The lissencephaly launchpad:http://homepage. Ntlworld. Com/foliot/liss/
we may find resources that can help your son and your family. ...Read more

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What's occupational asthma?

What's occupational asthma?

See below: Asthma that you can get from your occupational exposures. Sometimes the occupational exposures can induce asthma that you haven't had before, which is the true occupational asthma, or exposures can just trigger your pre-existing asthma. ...Read more

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Should I be an occupational therapist?

OT: Entirely up to you. Talk to an ot person & see if what u hear is enticing to u. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's it like to be an occupational therapist?

What's it like to be an occupational therapist?

Occupational therapi: It is like any other medical profession where you come in contact with many different patients and design specific therapies for each one of them and help improve their life and get paid as well. It can be very satisfying and other times it can be frustrating as well. ...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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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 does an occupational exposure limit mean?

What does an occupational exposure limit mean?

Take precautions: Usually (if I am correct on this) it is used to describe the potential in a 'toxic'/environmental exposure situation...The "limit" is the threshhold level one needs to reach before health risks occurs. ...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 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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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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Can occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

Can occupational exposure to n2o2 lead to decreased fertility?

Not certain: In the mid-2000s it was suggested Nitric Oxide exposure may reduce male fertility; paradoxically, at the same time mouse studies suggested Nitric Oxide might enhance or prolong female fertility! There are several small studies published in mid-level medical journals. To my knowledge no conclusive studies of either question have been done, and there is no 'expert consensus.'. ...Read more

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Is there any occupational hazard in radiotherapy and nuclearmedicine?

Is there any occupational hazard in radiotherapy and nuclearmedicine?

Very minimal: Occcupational hazards are minimal because radiation safety procedures in place and observed by satisfactorily trained technologists and nuclear physicians offers extreme protection. ...Read more

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How soon after an occupational exposure should the health care worker be tested?

How soon after an occupational exposure should the health care worker be tested?

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSUR: What kind of occupational exposure are you asking, different exposure need different follw up and testing, for example, needle stick from a contaminated needle has different protocol compred to exposure to tuberculosis or any other infectious disease. ...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 does an occupational therapist do?

What does an occupational therapist do?

Hands, splints, adl: They do hand therapy, fabricate splints and evaluate and train for adl's. ...Read more

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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