diagnose, manage and prevent disease that has been caused or exacerbated by workplace factors. They are concerned with all aspects of the effects of work on health and health on work.
Understand Occupational medicine
Occupational physicians visit workplaces and assess a range of work-related health issues. Helping people to stay at work or to return to work following accident or illness is a key part of their role. The work is varied, combining clinical medical practice with the need to influence and shape the behaviour of both individuals and organisations., , Preventing illness and injuries that can occur as a result of work are an important aspect of occupational medicine, as well as rehabilitation following illness or injury., , Occupational physicians may be employed by the NHS or by a large organisation, such as the Emergency Services, the Armed Forces or transport organisations including rail companies.
Common health concerns
work-related stress,diseases caused by asbestos,noise-induced hearing loss,work-related back pain,problems caused by exposure to chemicals and vibration
Specialist treatment available
Psychological factors are important in occupational medicine. For example in the armed forces, alcohol issues, depression and adjustment factors often predominate, along with (to a lesser degree) post traumatic stress disorder., , Examples of some of the varied issues facing occupational physicians include alcohol misuse in the Royal Navy, weight control for individuals in transportation industries and how police officers deal with traumatic incidents., , Occupational physicians also need to combine their clinical knowledge with a detailed understanding of employment and anti-discrimination legislation as well as environmental and health and safety law
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