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Table 1 Responses of individuals of each occupation to items considered to be their tasks (specialized health management institution)

From: The roles of doctors, nurses, and industrial hygienists in the healthcare management services in Korea: a comparison of the opinions of specialized health management institutions and entrusted enterprises

Items Detailed items Doctor (n(%)) Nurse (n(%)) IH (n(%)) Χ2†† p-value
1.1 Guidance on work place health management
  1.1.1 The assessment of work fitness of workers with health problems identified by the HE 53(70.7) 23(29.1) 5(6.3) 72.6 0.000
1.1.2 Follow-up of workers’ HE 55(73.3) 68(86.1) 5(6.3) 116.8 0.000
1.1.3 Investigation of medical problems and guidance on the prevention of their recurrence 44(58.7) 34(43.0) 14(17.5) 28.2 0.000
1.1.4 Participation rate of occupational health and safety committee 10(13.3) 26(32.9) 24(30.0) 8.9 0.013
1.1.5 Guidance on wearing PPE§ 31(41.3) 59(74.7) 45(56.3) 17.6 0.000
1.1.6 Guidance on the improvement of WE 30(40.0) 23(29.1) 39(48.8) 6.4 0.039
1.1.7 Guidance on WTI 37(49.3) 45(57.0) 45(56.3) 1.1 0.523
1.1.8 Guidance on the formulation of plans for health education and the conduction 27(36.0) 60(75.9) 28(35.0) 34.3 0.000
1.2 Performance of prevention of occupational diseases
  1.2.1 Management confirmation of substances used by process and MSDS 17(22.7) 18(22.8) 41(51.3) 19.5 0.000
1.2.2 Guidance on posting or keeping MSDS and warning signs 10(13.3) 31(39.2) 40(50.0) 21.1 0.009
1.2.3 Guidance on investigation of risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders 36(48.0) 24(30.4) 43(53.8) 9.5 0.009
1.2.4 Guidance on campaigns to improve workers’ health 37(49.3) 61(77.2) 13(16.3) 59.4 0.000
1.2.5 Guidance on the prevention of job stress 42(56.0) 52(65.8) 11(13.8) 49.1 0.000
1.2.6 Guidance on the assessment of cerebro-cardiovascular risk 44(58.7) 55(69.6) 5(6.3) 73.7 0.000
1.2.7 Guidance for programs on health process in CS# 14(18.7) 12(15.2) 41(51.3) 30.7 0.000
1.2.8 Prevention of dust-induced medical problems 29(38.7) 19(24.1) 42(52.5) 13.6 0.001
1.2.9 Guidance on HCP* 31(41.3) 21(26.6) 43(53.8) 12.2 0.002
1.3 Management of executory places of business 16(21.3) 25(31.6) 31(38.8) 5.6 0.070
1.4 Rate of accreditation of risk assessment 7(9.3) 0(0.0) 21(26.3) 26.7 0.000
  1. † IH: industrial hygienist, ‡ HE: Health examination, § PPE: Personal protective equipment, WE: Work environment, ¶ WTI: Work through inspection, # CS: Confined space, * HCP: Hearing conservation program †† Chi-square test