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Attarchi M, Seyedmehdi S M. Acceptable risk for medical incompetence in occupational setting. tkj. 2018; 10 (1) :62-68
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-849-en.html
, mseyedmehdi@sbmu.ac.ir
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One of major factors in fitness for work evaluation is `risk` .Risk evolution is estimated based on medical problems development in a person's job .personal risk estimation is very important in safety critical jobs ,such as driving and pilotage. Medical incompetence can lead to catastrophic accidents for the person, his/her partner(s) or passengers. Different causes can lead to medical incompetence, such as: cardiovascular accidents, cerebrovascular accidents, hypoglycemia, seizure and etc.. Human or engineering errors can cause fatal accidents in safety critical jobs. Usually, one tenth of these accidents are due to human errors and one tenth of human errors are due to medical incompetence. Acceptable risk threshold of medical incompetence is vary based on medical condition, job and work properties.
Acceptable risk threshold could not be considered as low as `zero` because of different reasons. Personal risk estimation and comparing it with acceptable risk threshold in safety critical jobs is one of major determinative factors for permission doing certain safety critical jobs.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2017/04/9 | Accepted: 2017/07/16 | Published: 2020/04/14

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