Basic clinical skills in occupational medicine

Prim Care. 1994 Jun;21(2):225-36.


By incorporating the principles of occupational medicine into their practices, physicians can better help those patients with job-related disorders and can improve the management of patients whose non-work-related conditions have implications for their employment. This article focuses on occupational history, physical examination skills, investigation of work sites, risk assessment, screening and surveillance, fitness-to-work evaluations and disability assessment, administration, prevention, health education and general communication, and ethical issues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Education
  • Humans
  • Medical History Taking
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / prevention & control
  • Occupational Medicine / methods*
  • Occupational Medicine / organization & administration
  • Physical Examination / standards
  • Work Capacity Evaluation
  • Workplace / standards