[The role of "competent physician" for prevention of accidents at work]

Antonio Bergamaschi, E Ramistella, G Mosconi, O Rossi, D. Sallese

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Abstract

Using at best the professional and legal tools at his/her disposal, the "competent physician" can have a relevant role in reducing accidents in the workplace. In assessing the worker's suitability to specific tasks, the competent physician checks the presence of pathologies or functional impairments of organs or apparatuses that can be an additional risk for the occurrence of accidents at work. The activity aimed to preventing accidents at work translates also in taking part in the planning and implementation of information activities and workers' training within the company. The various risk factors inherent in the workplace and so-called "human factors" can interact in a negative way to the point of becoming a cause of accidents. The human variables of accident risk at the industrial, occupational and even individual level, may be numerous. In this paper we shall review these important aspects and attempt to clarify the role that can be played by the competent physician in the prevention of accidents at work.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] [The role of "competent physician" for prevention of accidents at work]
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)175-180
Numero di pagine6
RivistaGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume30
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2008
Pubblicato esternamenteYes

Keywords

  • Accidents, Occupational
  • Clinical Competence
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Occupational Medicine

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