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Revista de la Asociación Española de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo

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RUEDA, JC; HERMOSO, J  e  SORIANO, G. Working conditions of occupational medicine specialists in 2018. Rev Asoc Esp Espec Med Trab [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.4, pp.288-299.  Epub 09-Mar-2020. ISSN 1132-6255.


By perfoming this study it is intended to know the conditions in which Specialists in Occupational Medicine work in Spain.


Development of a survey with 57 questions answered anonymously, dealing with general aspects of socio-economic, demographic, organizational, training and psychosocial environment, in digital format distributed by email among specialists in occupational medicine nationwide of the different scientific societies.


Obtained n = 478 complete surveys, with homogeneous distribution in relation to sex (women 51% vs. Man 49%) with an average age of 50,72 years, being more than 45% over 55 years. Average compensation between 45-50 thousand euros gross / year with distribution in SPA (41%) vs SPP (37%) and with contracts for stable and fixed third-party accounts in 84%. Threats, harassment or labor exclusion have been received in more than 27%, and 55% consider that they have an excessive workload. In relation to training, 64% have received at least 20 hours in the last year, but only 21% have published in the last 3 years.


The specialists in Occupational Medicine make up an aged group with an average age of 50 years and with the lowest replacement rate of specialist training, which has stable working conditions and average salaries between 45-50 thousand euros per year. We found differences according to the type of prevention service where you work.

Palavras-chave : occupational medicine; occupational health specialist; working conditions.

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