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Quality improvement programs of workers' health examination in South Korea

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kyong-sok Shin, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Seegene medical foundation, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Yun kyung Chung, Hallym sacred heart hospital, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended in 1996, is to protect the health of workers in one of many OSH policy and its system of occupational physician for the administration enacted a system of workers' health examination. It has performed regularly targeted 1.5 million workers in Korea are workers who are exposed to particularly about 151 kinds of types of occupational hazards conduct a special health examination, including biological monitoring. Currently, about 170 organizations to improve workers ' health exam requests, the first workers' health diagnostic quality in this 2013. The workers' health check quality improvement program begins again in 2015. And Evaluation of a configuration similar to the extent that such items are organized to perform, seems to be able to review the appropriateness and adequacy of the quality improvement program itself. Also been made to improve due to the re-evaluation of three years may contribute to the eventual development of medical examination authority to investigate the contributing factors together accordingly. 2015 quality improvement program in the summer - although the results are not yet come into scheduled for the fall, when presented at APHA site is based on the abstract and the results can be presented, through which health workers ligatures were diagnosed in Korea. The purpose of this subject is to demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of the quality improvement programs of workers’ health examination.

Learning Areas:

Occupational health and safety
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate the validity and effectiveness of the quality improvement programs of workers’ health examination.

Keyword(s): Occupational Health and Safety, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal secretary of the quality improvement programs of workers' health examination at 2015 in South Korea. Among my scientific interests has been the workers' health examination and the clinics of occupational medicine
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.