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Occupational medicine

Workplace health
Where you work can affect your health. Occupational medicine doctors work with employers to promote the health and productivity of workers. They also work with employees to prevent or manage injuries and illnesses.

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Occupational medicine services include:

  • workers compensation comprehensive injury care
  • physical evaluations, such as pre-placement physicals and return to work/fitness for duty exams
  • screenings, such as drug testing an audiometric testing

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Source: American Board of Specialties; American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Reviewed by: Patrick Tarnowski, director of operations, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 8/1/2004
Last reviewed: 5/12/2010