Lekarz Medycyny Pracy (Doctor of Occupational Medicine) 2020/05 (June)

  • Review of new legislation in the field of occupational medicine
    • Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 22 May 2020 amending the ordinance on standards regarding restrictions on the provision of healthcare services to patients other than suspected or infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus by medical practitioners who have direct contact with patients with suspected or infected with this virus
  • Coronavirus pandemic - new challenges for occupational medicine (2)
    The introduction of mandatory SARS-CoV-2 tests for preventive examinations should be considered as early as possible. Perhaps they are not yet perfect and reliable enough to be used on such a large scale, but the situation changes every day and tests should be expected that will be simple, fast and reliable.
  • Do deficiencies in the assessment of occupational exposure affect the finding of an occupational disease (6)
    First and second degree adjudication units issue medical certificates based on, among others occupational exposure assessment. Therefore, does the lack of a properly developed occupational exposure assessment mean that the conclusions contained in the medical opinions will not be considered conclusive in the matter of finding an occupational disease in an employee?
  • How to document teleporades given during the coronavirus epidemic (9)
    In medical facilities, due to the coronavirus epidemic, most of the planned visits were canceled, and telephone or Internet advice and online consultations were introduced. How to use the ICT system provided by the Ministry of Health and how to fill in the medical documentation?
  • Can coronavirus infection be considered an occupational disease? (10)
    An occupational doctor may report a suspected occupational disease in relation to exposure to coronavirus. At present, however, no official communications have been submitted in this regard.
  • What are the consequences of the lack of an opinion from an occupational medicine doctor in the post-accident procedure (11)
    The written opinion of a physician, like other documents collected in the course of proceedings, is an integral part of accident documentation. Lack of medical documentation confirming the occurrence of an injury may constitute a basis for non-recognition of an accident as an accident at work. Learn the role of a doctor in accident management.
  • What is the workplace visit by an occupational medicine doctor (14)
    Occupational medicine is not only preliminary, periodic and control tests. Visiting work places by an occupational medicine doctor allows for better protection of employees. Check what to consider when doing so.

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