Work placement and worker fitness : implications of the Americans with disabilities act for pulmonary medicine.
Pulmonary physicians have a significant role in assessing the ability of individuals with respiratory impairments to be placed in jobs or retain current jobs.
The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates a high level of rational thought and justification for any recommendation against placement or work retention.
This article reviews criteria for determining if an individual with a respiratory impairment or disability can currently and safely perform a job and if there is substantial direct threat of future risk.
In addition, methods of modifying the workplace to accommodate individuals with respiratory disabilities are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumopathie, Médecine travail, Etats Unis, Poste travail, Homme, Maladie professionnelle, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumopathy, Occupational medicine, United States, Workplace layout, Human, Occupational disease, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Lung disease
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Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 199406.