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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X


NIETO, Héctor Alberto et al. Training on work and environmental conditions for doctors union leaders of Buenos Aires city. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.213, pp.67-73. ISSN 1989-7790.

Objectives: to present the experience of the Asociación de Médicos Municipales (AMM) from the city of Buenos Aires developed for teaching and training of union delegates in prevention. Materials and methods: The AMM convened a group of specialists for this goal, who have developed and evaluated this first training course for delegates at preventing occupational hazards in work-related environment and conditions of job for physicians. We present a general planning of the course and its schedule, its contents and activities, and the results of its assessment. Results: The results of the monitoring activities by the coordinators of course, the scores of the survey answered by the delegates and emerging qualitative issues. It have been identified some features: the awareness within delegates doctors about the risks to which they are exposed in their workplace, the links between themselves about their different realities and the acquired knowledge, and the recognition of the responsibility of the employer over the health of their workers. It also emerged that proposals for collective action began to develop as part of union action. Conclusion: This experience demonstrates the ability to optimize the in health knowledge and use it in union action within the workers of the Health Sector.

Keywords : Healthcare Sector; Environment of workplace and conditions of job; Prevention delegates.

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