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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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


GARCIA GOMEZ, Montserrat. La sospecha de enfermedad profesional: programas de vigilancia epidemiológica laboral. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2014, vol.60, suppl.1, pp.157-163. ISSN 1989-7790.

The lack of knowledge of occupational diseases (OD) represents one of the main shortcomings of the occupational risk prevention. Knowing the number and types of occupational diseases suffered by workers and in what activities and workplaces occur, should allow the development of more effective prevention policies, and promote early actions to facilitate their treatment in the most effective diagnostic time, that is, when the first symptoms appear, phase in which often a number of diseases are manifested still reversible. Following the adoption of the Law on Prevention of Occupational Risks, relevant initiatives of administrations and social partners have occurred, in order to bring out hidden occupational diseases and prevent underreporting of such diseases. The latest, the Royal Decree 1299/2006, that establish a new procedure for reporting and recording, which includes the communication of suspected occupational disease by the doctors of the National health System and by the doctors of the occupational risk prevention system. There are 9 Autonomous Communities that have developed the procedure for the declaration of suspected OD. Corresponding initiatives to Navarra, Valencia and Asturias are described.

Keywords : Occupational Diseases; Compensation; Reporting of work-related diseases; Asbestos; Occupational Health; Spain.

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