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