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December/January 2015/2016 (vol. 12/4)

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Is occupational medicine really facing a demise, as a BMJ article predicts?   

THE BMJ has published a viewpoint article foretelling the ‘demise’ of the country’s occupational medicine (OM) specialty1. It raises important concerns, but talk of OM’s extinction is premature and based on a false premise that the profession is defined by its industrial past.

Independent occupational physician (OP) Dr Anne Raynal says a lack of enforcement by the HSE of employers’ duties to protect workers’ health means…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2015/2016 (vol. 12/4) pp3

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