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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

a field of preventive medicine concerned with the medical problems and practices relating to occupations and especially to the health of workers in various industries.

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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3) Department of Community and Industrial Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (G), El-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Their findings, published late last year in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, found that daily video display terminal (VDT) use led to a variety of adverse health effects.
During the Second World War she studied health risks in chemical factories and in 1946 was one the founders of the British Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Research conducted by industrial medicine professionals, funded by the lead paint industry, provided the scientific basis for industry's claims that it could protect its own.
New data -- obtained by HRG prior to publication after a protracted battle using the Freedom of Information Act -- published in the August 2000 American Journal of Industrial Medicine confirms more clearly than ever before that hexavalent chromium is a potent lung carcinogen.
The best way for both the employee's and employer's interests to be served is to have an HCP with industrial medicine training who is informed about your company's job activities and physical requirements.
Section three covers environmentally hazardous substances in industrial medicine, and the final section discusses organization and cost-effectiveness in the clinical laboratory.
We have found them in toxicology and in industrial medicine.
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).
After the 180 days are past, Phelps said, Columbia/HCA expects to maintain standby emergency services, outpatient surgery, outpatient rehabilitation and industrial medicine at the Westlake Village site.
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.
Occupational Health Industrial Medicine, which is the name Lakeshore uses to identify its occupational services department, leads some to believe that such services are mainly for industrial clients, says George, but in truth she sees many clients form office settings as well.

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