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Table 2 Responses of entrustment workplace to items considered to be the main tasks and roles of each occupation

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 23(76.7) 19(63.3) 2(6.7) 33.2 0.000
1.1.2 Follow-up of workers’ HE 22(73.3) 26(86.7) 0(0.0) 52.5 0.000
1.1.3 Investigation of medical problems and guidance on the prevention of their recurrence 19(63.3) 17(56.7) 6(20.0) 13.1 0.001
1.1.4 Participation rate of occupational health and safety committee 3(10.0) 20(66.7) 10(33.3) 21.0 0.000
1.1.5 Guidance on wearing PPE§ 4(13.3) 13(43.3) 23(76.7) 24.4 0.000
1.1.6 Guidance on the improvement of WE 5(16.7) 8(26.7) 26(86.7) 35.0 0.000
1.1.7 Guidance on WTI 4(13.3) 14(46.7) 24(80.0) 26.8 0.000
1.1.8 Guidance on the formulation of plans for health education and the conduction 8(26.7) 18(60.0) 20(66.7) 11.0 0.004
1.2 Performance of prevention of occupational diseases
  1.2.1 Management confirmation of substances used by process and MSDS 2(6.7) 7(23.3) 28(93.3) 52.4 0.000
1.2.2 Guidance on posting or keeping MSDS and warning signs 1(3.3) 8(26.7) 29(96.7) 58.0 0.000
1.2.3 Guidance on investigation of risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders 11(36.7) 20(66.7) 19(63.3) 6.6 0.037
1.2.4 Guidance on campaigns to improve workers’ health 11(36.7) 23(76.7) 9(30.0) 15.3 0.000
1.2.5 Guidance on the prevention of job stress 14(46.7) 24(80.0) 7(23.3) 19.5 0.000
1.2.6 Guidance on the assessment of cerebro-cardiovascular risk 19(63.3) 20(66.7) 4(13.3) 21.5 0.000
1.2.7 Guidance for programs on health process in CS# 1(3.3) 10(33.3) 22(73.3) 31.9 0.000
1.2.8 Prevention of dust-induced medical problems 2(6.7) 10(33.3) 24(80.0) 34.4 0.000
1.2.9 Guidance on HCP* 5(16.7) 17(56.7) 19(63.3) 15.4 0.000
1.3 Management of executory places of business 5(16.7) 14(46.7) 19(63.3) 13.8 0.001
1.4 Rate of accreditation of risk assessment 2(6.7) 5(16.7) 22(73.3) 35.5 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