ICD-10-CM Code Z57

Occupational exposure to risk factors

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z57 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of occupational exposure to risk factors. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z57
Short Description:Occupational exposure to risk factors
Long Description:Occupational exposure to risk factors

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z57.0 - Occupational exposure to noise
  • Z57.1 - Occupational exposure to radiation
  • Z57.2 - Occupational exposure to dust
  • Z57.3 - Occupational exposure to other air contaminants
  • Z57.31 - Occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke
  • Z57.39 - Occupational exposure to other air contaminants
  • Z57.4 - Occupational exposure to toxic agents in agriculture
  • Z57.5 - Occupational exposure to toxic agents in other industries
  • Z57.6 - Occupational exposure to extreme temperature
  • Z57.7 - Occupational exposure to vibration
  • Z57.8 - Occupational exposure to other risk factors
  • Z57.9 - Occupational exposure to unspecified risk factor

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Z57 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Environmental pollution related condition- see
    • Factors, supplemental
      • environmental-pollution-related condition- see

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Occupational exposure to risk factors (Z57)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Occupational Health

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do. These problems can include

  • Cuts, broken bones, sprains, and strains
  • Loss of limbs
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Hearing problems caused by exposure to noise
  • Vision problems
  • Illness caused by breathing, touching, or swallowing unsafe substances
  • Illness caused by exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to germs in health care settings

Good job safety and prevention practices can reduce your risk of these problems. Try to stay fit, reduce stress, set up your work area properly, and use the right equipment and gear.


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