ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z57

Occupational exposure to risk factors

Diagnosis Code Z57

ICD-10: Z57
Short Description: Occupational exposure to risk factors
Long Description: Occupational exposure to risk factors
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z57

Not Valid for Submission
The code Z57 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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

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.

  • Back pain - returning to work (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Occupational asthma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Occupational hearing loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pregnancy and work (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Protecting Yourself from Heat Stress (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

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