Occupational medicine is the branch of clinical
medicine most active in the field of occupational
health. Occupational medicine specialists work to
ensure that the highest standards of occupational
health and safety is achieved and maintained.
While it may involve a wide number of disciplines, it
centers on the preventive medicine and
management of illness, injury or disability that is
related to the workplace.
Occupational physicians must have a wide
knowledge of clinical medicine and be competent in
a number of important areas. They often advise
international bodies, governmental and state
agencies, organizations and trade unions.