Work placement and worker fitness: Implications of the Americans with disabilities act for pulmonary medicine

P. Harber, M. J. Fedoruk

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1564-1571
Number of pages8
JournalCHEST
Volume105
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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