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Table 4 Association between the qualification of the health manager and the role contribution of the health officer

From: Differences in the performance of health officers at the workplace according to their qualifications

The role contribution of health manager Industrial hygienista Air environmental engineera
ORb 95% CIb ORb 95% CIb
Occupational health and safety committee 1.79 0.71–4.52 2.16 0.78–5.97
Safety and health actions on machinery and equipment 3.57 1.41–9.05 2.46 0.89–6.80
Advice and guidance on protectors 2.46 0.98–6.22 2.14 0.78–5.90
Management of chemical substances 2.94 1.16–7.46 4.72 1.69–13.17
Detecting harmful or dangerous factors 2.54 1.01–6.40 2.78 1.01–7.67
Preventing any danger or health impairment 1.98 0.79–5.00 2.00 0.73–5.52
Appropriate measures for the workers’ health 0.57 0.23–1.44 0.60 0.22–1.66
Investigating and preventing worker’s medical problem 0.42 0.17–1.07 0.35 0.13–0.97
Health education 0.49 0.19–1.24 0.57 0.20–1.56
Treatment of minor injuries 0.05 0.02–0.14 0.03 0.01–0.09
Emergency treatment 0.10 0.04–0.27 0.04 0.01–0.11
Preventing injuries or diseases from worsening 0.13 0.05–0.33 0.06 0.02–0.17
Management of workers after a medical checkup 0.08 0.03–0.21 0.05 0.02–0.15
Management of ventilators and local air exhausters 2.04 0.81–5.13 2.48 0.90–6.83
Routine inspections of workplace 1.72 0.68–4.32 2.35 0.85–6.46
Investigating and preventing industiral accidents 2.15 0.85–5.41 3.52 1.27–9.72
Anaylsis of industrial accidents 1.30 0.52–3.26 1.22 0.45–3.34
  1. aOdds that role contributions would be higher for each of the items compared with nurse
  2. bOdds ratio and 95% CI calculated using a logistic regression model adjusted for sex, age group, size of workplace, total career of industrial health, industrial classification
  3. OR, Odds ratio; CI, Confidence interval