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Document ID (ISN)112051
CIS number 11-0630
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 2010, Vol.83, 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) and sources of information for occupational health activities were mailed to 461 Japanese and 335 Dutch OPs. Responses were received from 107 Japanese and 106 Dutch physicians. Service conditions were not the same in the two countries. Nevertheless, 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; small enterprises; industrial physicians; plant health services
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; questionnaire survey; responsibilities of employers; information dissemination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises
Occupational health services