Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The Mount Sinai-Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine is part of the Department of Preventive Medicine of the Icahn School of Medicine. The Center provides comprehensive occupational medicine diagnostic and treatment services to patients with occupational diseases. In addition, the Center provides preventive occupational medicine services to patients, unions and employers in the area of coverage. These include primary prevention, through education and industrial hygiene and ergonomic services to prevent workers from contracting occupational disease; secondary prevention, through screening and surveillance examinations for those workers exposed to known toxins at work but who have not developed any signs of Clinical disease or to examine for more severe consequences of occupational disease; and tertiary prevention, through treatment and rehabilitation of injured workers. The Center offers industrial hygiene, ergonomic and social work services, and a vast array of advocacy services for patients, especially dealing with Workers Compensation claims. The Center is part of the Network of Occupational Health Centers funded through the New York State Department of Health.
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Last Updated: April 19, 2012