Occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) focuses on the health and safety of people in the workplace and their environment. This field aims to prevent and manage illnesses and injuries that are caused by work-related or environmental factors.
This field serves anyone who works or lives in an environment that poses a potential health risk. This can include employees in various industries, such as manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and agriculture, and more. It can also include people who live in areas with environmental hazards, such as pollution, toxic waste, or radiation.
Occupational and environmental medicine doctors work with employers, employees, government agencies, and other stakeholders to identify and manage health risks in the workplace and the environment. They may also provide medical assessments and advice to individuals who have been exposed to hazardous substances or conditions.
The goal of OEM is to promote healthy and safe working and living environments for everyone.