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Occupational health services in need of emergency care

Occupational health services in need of emergency care

Occupational doctors play a key role in preventive workplace health in most European countries. They are there to help the workers by seeing that their work does not harm their health. Their knowledge of the environment they work in also lets them press employers to improve it. Years of worsening conditions in which they provide their services pose a real threat to health and safety.
In this special report, the European Trade Union Institute looks to identify the main factors that are undermining occupational health services in Europe: shortage of specialists, overwork that undermines the quality of services, loss of direct contact with actual working conditions, feeling of being forsaken, commercialism of health and safety at work services, etc.

Date: 17/12/2014

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Special report - Occupational health services in need of emergency care

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