Occupational Medicine specialises in the diagnosis, management and prevention of disease due to, or exacerbated by, workplace factors. It is concerned with all aspects of the effects of work on health and health on work. more
Occupational Medicine is providing vital information for the promotion of workplace health and safety, such as:
Work-related injury and illness.
The results of the negative health effects of Chemical, biological, physical factors, organizational-technical, socio-psychological and other occupational factors in the course of employment.
Accident and illness prevention, health promotion.
Accidents at work - it is an injury, poisoning, heat stroke, burns, frostbite, drowning, lightning, natural disasters that have occurred in the performance of job duties by organizational, technical, sanitary and hygienic, psychophysiological Reasons.
Occupational disease, health education.
Occupational diseases - a special category of diseases that occur primarily when the impact on the body of occupational hazards.
Health education - a set of educational and outreach activities aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, disease prevention, health care and strengthening, increase work capacity of people, the extension their active life.
The establishment and implementation of health and safety standards, monitoring of the work environment.
Monitoring of the working environment - the identification and evaluation of environmental factors that may adversely affect the health of workers: sanitary and occupational hygiene conditions, factors of the organization of labor, and designed to eliminate or limitation them.
The management of recognised hazards.
Identification of hazards in the workplace shall to consider:
situations, events, a combination of circumstances that may potentially lead to injury or illness of the employee;
reasons of occurrence of a potential diseases associated with the work, products or services;
information about formerly occurring injuries, illnesses or accidents.
All risks associated with each of the identified hazards must analyze, evaluate and organize by priorities of the need to avoid or reduce the risk. At the same time should be regarded as normal conditions of functioning of production, so and cases of deviations in the work, related to potential accidents.