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Occupational illness is defined as any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, caused by exposure to environmental factors associated with employment. It includes acute and chronic illnesses or diseases that may be caused by inhalation, absorption, ingestion, or direct contact.

Occupational Injury refers to any injury resulting from a work-related/ occupational event. Some examples that may be related to Ergonomic concerns are: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), Sciatica , Tendonitis and Low back pain

Occupational interest inventories are tests that measure one's interests as they relate to various jobs or careers.

Occupational priorities refer to the reasons why one works and how one views them.

Occupational Psychology refers to the application of Psychology within work and business. The areas of study include personnel selection and assessment, training and learning, organisational development, individual well-being at work, Ergonomics, and research methods . Occupational Psychology is also commonly known as Business Psychology, Work Psychology, Organisational Psychology and Industrial Psychology.

Occupational therapists refer to trained and licensed individuals who work with emotionally and/or physically disabled people to determine skill levels and to develop a rehabilitation program to build on and expand these skills.

Occupational therapy or OT refers to a rehabilitation specialty that focuses on improving self -care activities such as grooming , bathing, dressing, and feeding, as well as activities concerned with a person's occupation and avocation. Occupational therapy is designed to help patients improve their independence with activities of daily living through exercises, rehabilitation, and the use of assistive devices .

OCD is the abbreviations of Obsessive-compulsive disorder which refers to an extreme preoccupation with certain thoughts and compulsive performance of certain behaviors; persistent and uncontrollable thoughts or feelings in which individuals feel compelled to repeat behaviors again and again.

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