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Document ID (ISN)112381
CIS number 12-0144
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernales B., Klarián M.A.
Title Manual for the evaluation of quality standards of lung function laboratories carrying out spirometries for the medico-legal evaluation of workers with silicosis
Original title Manual de evaluación por estándares de calidad de los laboratorios de función pulmonar que realizan espirometrías para evaluación médico legal de los trabajadores con silicosis [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile, Departamento Salud Ocupacional y Contaminación Ambiental, av. Marathon 1000, Ñuñoa, Santiago 7780050, Chile, Feb. 2007, 17p. 13 ref.
Internet access Manual_de_evaluación_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in Spanish]
Abstract This manual for assessing the quality of medical laboratories carrying out spirometry examinations of workers exposed to silica has been developed by the Public Health Institute of Chile in fulfillment of its responsibilities and roles within the WHO/ILO National Programme for the Elimination of Silicosis (NPES). It contains a number of check-lists for carrying out such assessments in view of accreditation of laboratories.
Descriptors (primary) Chile; quality control; spirometry; medical examinations; occupational health laboratories
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; WHO; silicosis; check lists; public OSH institutions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceChile
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services