Anales de la Facultad de Medicina
ISSN 1025-5583 versión impresa
RAMIREZ, Augusto V. Servicios de salud ocupacional. An. Fac. med., ene./mar. 2012, vol.73, no.1, p.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.
Palabras llave: Occupational health services; occupational medical examinations.
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