What is occupational exposure?

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do. These problems can include Good job safety and prevention practices can reduce your risk of these problems. Try to stay fit, reduce stress, set up your work area properly, and use the right equipment and gear.

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Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is asthma that's caused or worsened by breathing in a workplace irritant, such as chemical fumes, gases or dust. Like other types of asthma, occupational asthma can cause symptoms, such as chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath.

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Bloodborne pathogens. - 1910.1030

This section applies to all occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious ... Occupational Exposure means reasonably anticipated skin, eye, ...

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Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers ...

Information for health care workers about what to do if you think you might have been exposed to HIV at work.

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Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents

Haz-Map is an occupational health and toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks that are linked to occupational diseases and their ...

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National Occupational Exposure Survey (1981-1983)

From 1981 to 1983, NIOSH conducted the National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) that collected data on potential occupational exposures to chemical, ...

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Occupational exposure limit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An occupational exposure limit is an upper limit on the acceptable concentration of a hazardous substance in workplace air for a particular material or ...

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OSHA Technical Manual (OTM) - Section VI: Chapter 2 - Controlling ...

Jump to Background: Hazardous Drugs as Occupational Risks‎: Reproductive effects associated with occupational exposure to CD's have been well documented ...

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Luvox CR

LUVOX CR is an extended-release capsule for oral administration that contains fluvoxamine maleate, a selective serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) belonging to the distinct chemical series, the 2-aminoethyl oxime ethers of aralkylketones. Social Anxiety Disorder: LUVOX CR Capsules are indicated for the treatment of social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, as defined in DSM-IV (300.23). Social anxiety disorder is characterized by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. Exposure to the feared situation almost invariably provokes anxiety, which may approach the intensity of a panic attack. The feared situations are avoided or endured with intense anxiety or distress. The avoidance, anxious anticipation, or distress in the feared situation(s) interferes significantly with the persons normal routine, occupational or academic functioning, or social activities or relationships, or there is marked distress about having the phobias. Lesser degrees of performance anxiety or shyness generally do not require psychopharmacological treatment.

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Chromate CR-51

In the use of any radioactive material, care should be taken to insure minimum radiation exposure to the patient and occupational workers consistent with proper patient management.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) refers to a chronic disorder that initially manifests in childhood and is characterized by problems with hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. Not all patients manifest all three behavioral categories. These symptoms have been associated with difficulty in academic, emotional, and social functioning. The diagnosis is established by satisfying specific criteria, and the condition may be associated with other neurological, significant behavioral, and/or developmental/learning disabilities. Therapy may consider the use of medication, behavioral therapy, and adjustments in day-to-day lifestyle activities. ADHD is thus one of the most common disorders of childhood. ADHD occurs two to four times more commonly in boys than girls (male to female ratio 4:1 for the predominantly hyperactive type versus 2:1 for the predominantly inattentive type). While previously believed to be "outgrown" by adulthood, current opinion indicates that many children will continue throughout life with symptoms that may affect both occupational and social functioning.


After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation often focuses on

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Occupational hearing loss
Occupational hearing loss is damage to the inner ear from noise or vibrations due to certain types of jobs or entertainment.

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Industrial bronchitis
Industrial bronchitis is swelling (inflammation) of the large airways of the lungs that occurs in some people who work around certain dusts, fumes, smoke, or other substances. See also: Acute bronchitis Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis

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Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers
Healthcare workers are exposed to many job hazards. These can include Follow good job safety and injury prevention practices. They can reduce your risk of health problems. Use protective equipment, follow infection control guidelines, learn the right way to lift heavy objects, and find ways to manage stress.

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Occupational Asthma
Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which various substances found in the workplace lead to breathing difficulties. See also: Asthma

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Sun Exposure
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation. They can penetrate your skin and damage your skin cells. Sunburns are a sign of skin damage. Suntans aren't healthy, either. They appear after the sun's rays have already killed some cells and damaged others. UV rays can cause skin damage during any season or at any temperature. They can also cause eye problems, wrinkles, skin spots, and skin cancer. To protect yourself

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Abi-Dargham, A. et al (2000). Increased baseline occupancy of D 2 receptors by dopamine in schizophrenia. PNAS 2000 97:8104-8109

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Breath alcohol test
Barnosky AR, Chapman DK, Roth VS. Occupational medicine and cccupational health in the emergency department. In: Marx J, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 6th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby, 2006:chap 199.

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The cause is unknown, but chronic sunlight exposure and eye irritation may contribute to its development. Welding is a significant occupational risk.

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Nursing Homes
A nursing home is a place for people who don't need to be in a hospital but can't be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day. Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital. The staff provides medical care, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy. There might be a nurses' station on each floor. Other nursing homes try to be more like home. They try to have a neighborhood feel. Often, they don't have a fixed day-to-day schedule, and kitchens might be open to residents. Staff members are encouraged to develop relationships with residents.

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Pulmonary fibrosis
Factors that make you more susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis include: Age. Although pulmonary fibrosis has been diagnosed in children and infants, the disorder is much more likely to affect middle-aged and older adults., Your sex. In general, men are more likely to have pulmonary fibrosis than women are., Occupational and environmental toxins. You have an increased risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis if you work in mining, farming or construction or you're exposed to pollutants known to damage your lungs., Radiation and chemotherapy. Having radiation treatments to your chest or using certain chemotherapy drugs makes you more susceptible to pulmonary fibrosis.

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