Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

A Guide for Primary Care Providers in Massachusetts

This manual was developed to assist primary care providers understand and
help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.The materials are intended
toraise awareness of common hazards in the occupational setting and
their potential health effects,and to help providers refer patients to
sources of support for addressing underlying causes of injury and disease.
Topics included in this manual were selected by focus groups of Boston-
area primary care providers,occupational health specialists,injured workers,
and union leaders.These groups identified issues of particular concern to
their work and constituencies.Thus,the guide is not meant to be a
comprehensive resource,but rather an introduction to problems commonly seen among
primary care patients,especially low-wage and immigrant workers,in eastern Massachusetts.

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