industrial medicine


industrial medicine
The health care provided by employers for their employees. Apart from the provision of first aid and nursing care in larger organizations, its main aims are prophylactic: the prevention of accidents by providing adequate guards for machinery, the prevention of disease by controlling noxious fumes, dusts, etc. , and the prevention of stress by providing the best possible working environment. In addition, regular check-ups are often provided to monitor the health of members of staff.

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