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Occupational health keeps workers healthy, safe on the job
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Occupational health keeps workers healthy, safe on the job

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Staying safe on the job means often starts with making sure you can do the job. Dr. Soni Mathew with Stormont Vail Work Care in Topeka says that’s where the field of occupational health comes in.“It’s like having the right tool for the right job,” he said. “If we know we have the right employee for the right job, we know we can prevent a lot of injuries and illness down the line - and so that really promotes the safety and health and longevity of a person working in a certain field.”Dr. Mathew and Stormont Vail Work Care work directly with area employers. They can visit work sites to suggest changes to the physical workspace, or companies may send employees to visit them for pre-employment screenings.“We do certain lab tests. We may do some hearing and lung functio...