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Occupational Disease

Disease peculiar to an employee's occupation and due to causes in excess of the ordinary hazards of employment as such.

Occupational Disease Surveillance Program

Joint program between the State Departments of Health and Labor and the Workers' Compensation Commission designed to track and prevent occupational diseases.

Occupational Health Clinics

Medical clinics specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of occupationally-related illnesses and diseases and the evaluation of workplaces for health-related hazards.

Occupational Injury

Accidental injury which may be definitely located as to the time when and the place where the accident occurred, and is causally connected with the injured person's employment, or is the direct result of repetitive trauma or repetitive acts incident to such employment, as well as occupational disease.

Order to Custodian of Second Injury Fund

Workers' Compensation Commission Form 44 used by a Workers' Compensation Commissioner to order payment by the State's Second Injury Fund of workers' compensation benefits to a claimant or as reimbursement to an employer or its workers' compensation insurance carrier for benefits already paid to a claimant.

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In Connecticut, there are Federal OSHA and ConnOSHA: Federal OSHA inspects private sector workplaces for health and safety violations and provides information and ConnOSHA is a unit in the State Labor Department that inspects public sector workplaces and performs consultations in the private and public sectors.


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