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Can occupational exposures be prevented?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Look at osha.Org for full listings of prevention for various occupations and substances.

In brief: Yes

Look at osha.Org for full listings of prevention for various occupations and substances.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you work in an environment with significant risk of occupational exposures, your company should have a safety plan and likely a safety officer. They will be a valuable source of information to help prevent exposures in the workplace.

In brief: Yes

If you work in an environment with significant risk of occupational exposures, your company should have a safety plan and likely a safety officer. They will be a valuable source of information to help prevent exposures in the workplace.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Employers have an obligation to protect employees from hazards.
There is a stepwise approach to this. First engineering controls are used to remove hazards. If that can't stop all exposure then administrative controls to keep people minimally exposed. If there still is a hazard then personal protective equipment is used.

In brief: Usually

Employers have an obligation to protect employees from hazards.
There is a stepwise approach to this. First engineering controls are used to remove hazards. If that can't stop all exposure then administrative controls to keep people minimally exposed. If there still is a hazard then personal protective equipment is used.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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