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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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SABASTIZAGAL-VELA, Iselle; ASTETE-CORNEJO, Jonh  and  BENAVIDES, Fernando G. Working, safety and health conditions in the economically active and employed population in urban areas of Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.1, pp.32-41. ISSN 1726-4634.


The present study aims to know the work, safety and health conditions at the jobs of the economically active urban population in Peru.

Materials and Methods:

A cross-sectional study was carried out based on a probabilistic sample of multistage areas in which 3122 people over 14 years of age distributed nationwide partici pated. Results: The majority were men (53.6%) between 30 and 59 years (50%). As for working conditions, most people work more than 48 hours per week (39.8%), and Monday through Saturday (44.7%). Regarding the safety, hygiene, ergonomic and psychosocial conditions, the results showed a lower risk exposure. Regarding health conditions, the majority report that the identification and evaluation of occupational hazards is not carried out in their workplace (35.9%), they do not have occupational health services (40.7%) or a delegate or a Health and sa fety committee (39.4%) and no occupational medical evaluations (39.3%).


The economically active urban population of Peru is more frequently exposed to noise, solar radiation, awkward postures and repetitive movements, work at a fast pace with little control and hide their emotions; In addition, occupational health is not managed adequately in workplaces. These conditions may affect the health of workers and the quality of work.

Keywords : Working Conditions; Occupational Risks; Employment; Occupational Health.

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