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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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HERNANDEZ-VASQUEZ, Akram; DIAZ-SEIJAS, Deysi; VILCARROMERO, Stalin  and  SANTERO, Marilina. Spatial distribution of accidents, incidents and diseases related to work in Peru, 2012-2014. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.106-112. ISSN 1726-4634.

We analyzed geospatially accidents, incidents and diseases related to work of regional reports in Peru (2012-2014). The 52887 events were classified as work related accidents (93%), dangerous incidents (5.1%), occupational diseases (1%) and fatal accidents (0.9%). The highest rates of fatal accidents were reported in Pasco, Callao, Lima, Moquegua and Arequipa. Callao and Lima are the regions with the highest rates of occupational accidents. The highest rates of dangerous incidents were reported in Arequipa, Callao, Lima, Ica and Piura. Occupational diseases are distributed with high rates in Huancavelica, Ancash, Pasco, Callao and Cusco. The economic activities that reported most of the occupational diseases were mining and quarrying (49.2%); followed by manufacturing industry (23.4%); and construction (8%). It is concluded that there are high rates and common spatial patterns of laboral accidents in Peru that could be used by decision makers to focus interventions.

Keywords : Geographic information systems; Occupational health; Accidents, occupational; Occupational diseases.

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