Dr Maze

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regular comment for managers on workplace health issues

First Posting

Well, after many false starts, I finally got this blog up and running. It will take another week or two before it is exactly as I want it. Please be patient.

So who am I?  My name is Trevor Maze and I”ve been an occupational physician for some 11 years. And what exactly is that? Occupational physicians (OPs) are medical doctors who specialize in work-related health issues. Where an employee’s health affects his/her work or vice versa, we provide management with advice on managing the employee within the workplace, including job modifications, special precautions, rehabilitation after absence and, if necessary, early retirement on ill health grounds. If you continue to read this blog, you will begin to see how this works.

Occupational medicine in the British Isles is a post-graduate specialty and most OPs have previously specialized in another branch of medicine such as general family practice, dermatology or respiratory medicine. In my case, it was anaesthetics (anesthesiology to those of you from the USA).

My aim is to help you understand the basics of occupational health and how to use it in your business. I’ll do this by discussing research, actual examples (disguised to protect the innocent), and questions submitted by readers such as yourself. I’ll also reference reliable sources of help and advice, so that you can check things out for yourself. I’ll also reference reliable sources of help and advice, so that you can check things out for yourself.

Please feel free to email your questions to me.

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