Osteoporosis and Occupational Health
- Posted on: Mar 21 2017
Most people do not realize that past a certain age, thinning of the bone is a natural occurrence and cannot be stopped completely. Osteoporosis is a very common condition that occurs when the bones become increasingly thin and fragile beyond the normal and expected rate. Any bone can be impacted, but is most common in the hip, spine, wrist and ankles.
Many With Osteoporosis do not Know and Risk Injury
Many people do not become aware that they have osteoporosis until a screening or serious injury occurs. For this reason, occupational health screenings which include screenings for the disease very important in accessing job fitness.
Pre-Employment Risk Assessments
Osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in twelve men in the United States. Most of them do not even know they have it. This makes the proper pre-employment occupational assessments essential in keeping workers safe from injury.
Located in San Pedro, California, PrimeMedical is an Internal Medicine practice specializing in Occupational Medicine. If you are an employer wanting to know more about osteoporosis assessments and prevention, please call PrimeMedical at 310-548-0201.
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