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Document ID (ISN)103819
CIS number 05-72
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ayala Cáceres C.L.
Title Legal concept of occupational disease
Original title Concepto jurídico de enfermedad profesional [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May-June 2004, Vol.50, No.295, p.32-38. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract This article comments on the concept of occupational disease as defined in Columbian legislation. Main topics covered: evolution of the concept of occupational disease and legal bases; various occupational disease doctrines and theories; doctrine applied in Colombia (objective responsibility); presumption of occupational disease; causal relationship; pathologies aggravated by work; bullying as a cause of occupational disease; concept of occupational disease as currently applied in Colombia; prescription or loss of rights; determination of the occupational nature of the disease; determination of the degree of disability (partial or total). Colombian legislation currently recognises 42 occupational diseases.
Descriptors (primary) Colombia; legislation; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; responsibilities of employers; comment on law; degree of disability; bullying
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bullying and mobbing