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Occupational Health

Work-related illnesses and injuries include any illness or injury incurred by an employee engaged in work-related activities while on or off the worksite.
Most workers spend a quarter of their lifetime, and up to half of their waking lives, at work or commuting. Despite improvements in occupational safety and health over the last several decades, workers continue to suffer work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses. The workplace, therefore, provides a unique forum for public health action.1

1. Why Is Occupational Safety and Health Important? Healthy People 2020. 8/25/18.


Primary payer: Workers Compensation

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