Occupational medicine 4.0: health in a globalized economy -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Occupational medicine 4.0: health in a globalized economy

Interview with Prof. Hans Drexler, Director, Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Digitization changes the working world - we all know that. While agriculture, industry and skilled trade had a nine-to-five working day in the past, networking and continuing flow of information sometimes render the nine-to-five job obsolete. The multimedia-based job involves its very own health risks.


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Prof. Hans Drexler; ©privat

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More and more modern office jobs demand the ability to multitask and tempt employees to be continously available. This causes new health risks that occupational medicine needs to face; ©panthermedia.net/ alphaspirit

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Health promotion at the workplace unfortunately cannot merely be described by the saying "An apple a day..." - but employers who promote healthy eating already help a lot; ©panthermedia.net/ aremafoto

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