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occupational medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries occurring at work or in specific occupations.

occupational medicine

The medical specialty concerned with disease or dysfunction arising in work-related injuries and/or exposure to noxious agents or stimuli; common occupational hazards–eg, asbestos–resulting in pleural plaquing or tumors, noise–hearing loss, solvents, welding fumes, fiberglass–causing upper respiratory irritation and bronchitis and asthma, musculoskeletal dysfunction due to repetitive trauma, heavy metal intoxication, silicosis, toxic hepatitis, dysfunctional mental reactions to the workplace. See NIOSH, OSHA, Postal worker syndrome, Sick building syndrome.

occupational medicine

The branch of medicine concerned with people at work and the effects of work on health and of health on the ability to work. It is essentially a branch of preventive or environmental medicine based on a knowledge of working conditions and a concern to detect and remedy work hazards. One of the weapons of occupational medicine is legislation and one of its main preoccupations is to ensure that existing legislation is complied with.
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Andersen, "Cancer incidence among women in the Norwegian pulp and paper industry," American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol.
"Building a Human Rights Framework for Workers' Compensation in the United States: Opening the Debate on First Principles." American Journal of Industrial Medicine 55 (6): 506-18.
In another study based on the same cohort, also published in the August issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the same authors evaluated the relationship between hexavalent chromium exposure and skin and nasal irritation.
Physician at 24, groundbreaking work in industrial medicine and pathology.
physician to devote herself to research in industrial medicine. Born into a prominent family in Indiana (her sister was the well-known classicist Edith Hamilton), Alice graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan in 1893.
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We have found them in toxicology and in industrial medicine. So you have a legitimate basis of toxic evidence." But he emphasizes that it's one thing to be sensitive to a certain chemical, quite another to say that a sensitivity can somehow overwhelm the immune system, causing broad vulnerability to illness.
Indications of relatively high rates of infertility have been noted in steel workers who do a lot of welding and shipyard workers who are exposed to ethylene glycol ethers (American Journal of Industrial Medicine 1989; 14:509-26).
Like last year's North American Free Trade Agreement debate, which was a triumph for transnational corporations and the world economy, we can be pretty certain that once the dust settles there will be an equal triumph for the American Medical Association, drug companies, personal injury lawyers and the institution of industrial medicine.
And a study of workers in British Columbia in the October issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine correlates masculine logging, pumping gas, painting, and work in paper mills with spina bifida in the workers' offspring, while heart defects are linked to fathers' working as firefighters, metal-workers, sawmill workers, and janitors.
A previous version has been used with individuals in our Family Health Center and in our parent hospital's industrial medicine program.
It was sponsored by the Californian and the San Joaquin Industrial Medicine Associates.

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