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ISSN: 2329-6879

Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs
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Occupational Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in the Workplace

Ann R Lurati*

School of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Ann R. Lurati
School of Nursing
University of South Florida
MDC Box 22, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 12, 2013; Accepted date: December 31, 2013; Published date: january 08, 2014

Citation: Lurati AR (2014) Occupational Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing in the Workplace. Occup Med Health Aff 2:146. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000146

Copyright: © 2014 Lurati AR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


In order to reduce workers compensation cost and to protect at risk employees, employers are considering using genetic testing in the workplace. If genetic testing is used, employers need identify specifically the disease that is associated with the exposure and may need to consider personal habits of the employee that contribute more to an employee’s health status. There are legal ramifications in both the United States and internationally to genetic testing that both the employer and the employee may consider.