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occupational medicine

[‚ä·kyə′pā·shən·əl ′med·i·sən]
(medicine)
The branch of medicine which deals with the relationship of humans to their occupations, for the purpose of the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of optimal health, productivity, and social adjustment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that employment of occupational safety and health technicians should grow about 11 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Two members represent state governments: Steven Hawkins, assistant administrator, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Nashville (reappointed); and, Charles Stribling, occupational safety and health federal-state coordinator, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Department of Workplace Standards, Frankfort (current).
Moreover, governments should consider the ratification of the ILO Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 as a priority, as well as other relevant ILO conventions on safety and health at work and ensure the implementation of their provisions, as a means to improve national performance on safety and health at work in a systematic way," Mr Shubbar said.
In addition to liability for testing for genetic predisposition, employers may find themselves liable for not testing under common law theories of liability and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA).
He has now embarked on a new challenge - to become the first person ever to achieve NVQ level five in Occupational Safety and Health through eNVQ.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).
OSHAS 18001 -- Occupational Safety and Health Assessment Standard
While non-fatal injury and occupational illness rates have been falling in workplaces across Canada and the United States, rates in health care and the social services have been soaring (Boyd, 1995; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2000).
Much has been learned through the efforts of pioneers in many disciplines, and millions of cases of OHL have been prevented, especially since the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and its hearing conservation amendment in the United States in 1983.
SPI's Occupational Health and Environmental Issues Committee (OHEIC) has recognized 190 work sites with Safety Awards in its 2002 Occupational Safety and Health Survey.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA), and OSAP have outlined procedures that protect occupational health and enhance patient safety.
* CISILO, a bibliographic database with references to international occupational health and safety literature, is produced by the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre in Geneva.

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