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Occupational medicine also called industrial medicine, is the branch of medicine active in the field of occupational health and safety and is concerned with the maintenance of health at the workplace, including prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries, with secondary objectives of maintaining and increasing productivity and social adjustment in the workplace. Occupational medicine centers a wide number of disciplines like clinical medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, preventive medicine, insurance medicine, etc. Occupational medicine is focused on the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses 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.
Workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease are the most important aspects of occupational medicine & health affairs. Occupational health services are also used to assist organizations in managing work absence situations – both short and long term. Occupational Medicine is important for the economy, for society and for the individual.
Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs is one of the best open access, peer reviewed medical journals that aims to publish complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments in the form of Research articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in this field and provide online access to the researchers worldwide without subscriptions. This journal creates an open access platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal. Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs (OMHA) journal encompasses the following areas under its scope, which includes but is not limited to Occupational medicine, Occupational therapy, Health affairs, Occupational disorders, Occupational medicine, Work and Health Survey, Occupational exposures, Occupational health problems, Construction Safety, Ergonomics, Hazard Communication, Health and Medical Management, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Management, Workplace Injury and Illness Surveillance, Occupational Rehabilitation, Occupational Risk Assessment etc.
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Occupational therapy helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
Occupational therapy has a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
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Dental health education is the process of imparting information about the dental health which helps an individual to keep the oral cavity healthy as good oral hygiene helps a person to prevent oral disease such as periodontal diseases, bad breath and other dental problems.
The dental health education helps to create awareness among people regarding the importance of oral hygiene.Dental health education is very much important aspect which is necessary during developmental stages of individual. Dental health education helps an individual to inculcate oral health.
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Oral health education is referred to as the process of provision of the oral health information in such a way to the people that they apply the principles daily to everyday living. Oral health education helps to develop desirable dental health attitude and habits. It teaches reliable dental health information to people and helps to maintain oral hygiene.
Oral health education provides complete knowledge about the care to be taken regarding oral health. Oral health education helps individuals to prevent oral disorders and helps in diagnosis and care.
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Nursing health education field is concerned with the profession of nursing and the process of educating the nursing professionals regarding the care to be taken about the patients, families or communities to maintain or recover good health conditions. This education imparts knowledge about the approaches to patient care, training and scope of the nursing practice.
Nursing is the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities,prevention of illness and injury,alleviation of the suffering through diagnosis and treatment of human response, advocacy in care of individuals, families, communities and populations.
The child health education helps to know about the future development of the children. It helps to know about the growth and development stages of a child as well as immunisation, anaphylaxis, breast feeding. This education helps the parents and the physicians to promote the health of a developing child and helps to prevent them from diseases thereby safeguarding their health.
Child health education is an impotant aspect for establishing the significance of good health during childhood and later economic and life outcomes like education, learning, health.
Occupational Dermatitis can be defined as an inflammation of the skin caused by the working environment or by skin contact with a damaging substance. The symptoms and seriousness of the condition vary widely. Symptoms usually begin with redness and irritation, and occasionally, swelling. Occupational dermatitis is one of the most widespread causes of ill health and affects workers in many industry sectors, including food processing and especially catering.
Occupational Dermatitis is a non infectious disease caused by skin contact with substances used at work.Depending on the type of substances present dermatitis may be of two forms allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.Hence workers are provided with education at precautions to be taken at the workplace.
Occupational standards are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. Provide a rigorous and high quality skills infrastructure which set out the skills, knowledge of good occupational manners.
The occupational standards helps to know how the staff is performing at a workplace,training and development needs to the staff etc and the standards are used to manage and develop organisations and individuals ,job descriptions,career planning and staff appraisal.
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The occupational therapy devices provides the people at workplaces with some protective devices to safeguard themselves from the exposure to hazardous chemicals. These devices help the people at workplaces to perform their duties well and safely thereby preventing the risk of accidents.
The occupational therapy devices has become an integral part of the occupational therapy for providing minimum optimum patient care. By the help of the occupational therapy devices helps in the evaluation of disorder and providing treatment to improve the function in occupational performance.
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The occupational physical therapy tends to be more highlighting on evaluation and diagnosing of movement dysfunctions as well as treating a person’s injury itself. While an occupational therapist will often also do diagnosis, the physical therapist will be more likely to diagnose and treat the physical source of the problem; the injured tissues and structures.
The practice of occupational physical therapy utilizes the therapeutic use of purposefulness and meaningful occupations in treatment, as well as focussing on these occupations as a goal of treatment.It includes restoration of performance abilities,adaptation of tasks,diability prevention techniques etc.
Sensory Integration Therapy is the mainstream clinical approach to treating Sensory Integration Disorder. This type of therapy is usually performed by an occupational therapist or physical therapist who takes patients through a series of sensory and motor skill exercises.
Sensory integration therapy is an innate neurobiological problem and refers to integration and interpretation of sensory stimulation from the environment by the brain.It focusses on three things i.e tactil, vestibular and proprioceptive basic senses.This therapy helps to provide sensory information which helps to organise the nervous system, to assist individuals in inhibiting or modulating sensory information.
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The recreational therapy is a treatment designed to restore and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as to reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition. Recreational therapy may also be referred to as therapeutic recreation or recreation therapy.
Recreational therapists work with clients to restore motor, social and cognitive functioning, build confidence, develop coping skills, and integrate skills learned in treatment settings into community settings.
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Occupational and Environmental medicine process helps in preventing occupational and environmental illness and injury through patient care, consultative activities, training, and research. It helps to design programs to improve the health of workers at workplace. It involves enlighten workers regarding the hazardous effects at workplace and how to prevent their exposure to such hazards.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine deals with diseases that other physicians encounter in their practice such as cancers, lung disorders etc.It is concerned with human illness or disfunctions resulting from the environmental factors at the workplace.
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The purpose of paediatric occupational therapy service is to enable people to participate in daily activities or occupations to improve their health, independence and wellbeing. Occupations for children or young people may include self-care (dressing, eating a meal, using the toilet, making a simple meal), being productive (participating in activities and routines at nursery or school, or volunteering), and leisure (playing with friends, doing sports or hobbies). Occupational therapists can help babies, children and young people who may need support and advice if they are not able to do daily occupations due to illness, disability, family circumstances, or as a result of changes as they get older.
The paediatric occupational therapy is provided for children with functional difficulties in one or more areas of daily life and aims to provide intervention as early as possible.
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Occupational therapist practice defines minimum standards for the practice of occupational therapy. The practice of occupational therapy means the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals, groups, organizations, and populations for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in the home, school, workplace, community, or other settings.
Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction.
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An occupational disorder occurs during the performance of job duties and may place a worker at risk of infection. An occupational disorder is a disease or disorder that is caused by the work or working conditions. This means that the disease must have developed due to exposures in the workplace and that the correlation between the exposures and the disease is well known in medical research. Some of the common occupational disorders are tennis elbow Allergy, Hearing loss, Asthma etc.
Occupational disorders are caused by the wok or working conditions as the disease is caused due to exposures in the workplaces.
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Construction is a high hazardous industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and repair. The leading construction safety hazards on site are falls from height, motor vehicle crashes, excavation accidents, electrocution, machines, and being struck by falling objects.
So construction safety helps construction professionals to take preventive measures during their job. All employees should be trained to understand the proper way to use these systems and to identify hazards. The employee or employer will be responsible for providing fall protection systems and to ensure the use of these systems.
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An occupational exposure occurs during the performance of job duties and may place a worker at risk of infection. The exposure to high concentrations of hazardous chemicals in workplace may affect the health of workers. Hence care must be taken at the workplaces to avoid contact with the hazardous chemicals and materials.
Occupational exposure is pertained to certain limit on the acceptable concentration of a hazardous substances in workplace for a particular material. The occupational exposures to chemicals may lead to several disorders which effects the health of the people at a greater extent.
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Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and enhancing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. Health and safety hazards cover a wide range of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic stressors. These stressors are divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial.
The Industrial Hygienist may be involved with the assessment and control of physical, chemical, biological or environmental hazards in the workplace or community that could cause injury or disease.
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