Occupational medicine is about how our work affects our health. It aims to recognize work-related diseases and disorders early on and to take appropriate measures to prevent these diseases or disorders from recurring. Occupational health practitioners are an interface of patients, specialists, employers and insurers.
Occupational health practitioners are consulted by patients as well as by companies and insurers. If a disease or disorder involves occupational disability, occupational health practitioners support both patients and companies in terms of a patient’s reintegration in work life, thus also assisting patients in keeping their jobs.