Anales de la Facultad de Medicina
Print version ISSN 1025-5583
RAMIREZ, Augusto V.. Occupational health services. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2012, vol.73, n.1, pp. 63-69. ISSN 1025-5583.
Medical surveillance via occupational medical examinations is the most widely tool used in prevention and control of job-related diseases. Its management by the occupational physician allows recognition of the occupational disease. By developing programs of preventive-promotional health and occupational examinations the Occupational Health Services make possible early recognition of labor health problems. Their goal is to prevent work-related diseases. Companies must establish and maintain labor health services integrated by specialized physicians in occupational medicine as head of a team that includes occupational nurses, industrial hygiene, and other technicians specialized in labor health-related fields.
Keywords : Occupational health services; occupational medical examinations.