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Document ID (ISN)110981
CIS number 10-0510
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moriguchi J., Ikeda M., Sakuragi S., Takeda K., Muto T., Higashi T., Weel A.N., van Dijk F.J.
Title Activities of occupational physicians for occupational health services in small-scale enterprises in Japan and in the Netherlands
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.83, No.4, p.389-398. 28 ref.
Internet access Activities_of_occupational_physicians.pdf [in English]
Abstract Occupational health service (OHS) for small-scale enterprises (SSEs) is still limited in many countries. Both Japan and the Netherlands have universal OHS systems for all employees. The objective of this survey was to examine the activities of occupational physicians (OPs) in the two countries for SSEs and to investigate their proposals for the improvement of service. Questionnaires on types and sizes of the industries they serve, allocation of service hours (current and desired), sources of information for occupational health activities etc. were mailed in 2006 to 461 and 335 Japanese and Dutch OPs, respectively, who served in small- and medium-scale enterprises. Responses were obtained from 107 Japanese (23%) and 106 Dutch physicians (32%). Findings are discussed. Both groups unanimously considered that employers are the key persons for the improvement of OHS especially in SSEs and their education is important for better OHS.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; Netherlands; occupational medicine; conditions of work; responsibilities of employers
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; comparative study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Occupational health services