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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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Abstract

FLORES, Laura; GIMENEZ CABALLERO, Edgar  and  PERALTA, Néstor. Occupational Health with emphasis on the protection of workers in Paraguay. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.3, pp.111-128. ISSN 1812-9528.  https://doi.org/10.18004/mem.iics/1812-9528/2017.015(03)111-128.

This review on occupational health with an emphasis on the protection of workers in Paraguay aims to take a look from history to understand the relationship between social protection systems, occupational risk coverage, social determinants and occupational health, also the importance of coverage of these risks, and the situation in Paraguay in reference to these coverage in the different economic sectors and occupational categories such as the private employee, the public sector and the self-employed. It also analyzes the role of different state agencies and existing legislation, ending with future legislation and the necessary changes to ensure effective protection of occupational risks for workers in the country.

Keywords : occupational Health; professional risk coverage; Paraguay.

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