Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Last Updated: June 13, 2023
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​​“The Occupational Health of the Force is essential to readiness and mission capability”​

What is Occupational Health?

Occupational Health consists of programs and services aimed at preventing or reducing work-related adverse health outcomes. Occupational health applies the disciplines of medicine, biology, epidemiology, engineering, economics, education, politics, and the law to protect workers from hazards in the workplace. These programs and services are necessary to anticipate, identify, assess, communicate, and control occupational illness and injury threats. These threats may occur in various worksites such as research laboratories, weapons depots, satellite communication control rooms, or hospitals. Occupational health services are tailored to the hazards that are anticipated or identified.​

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