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Occupational medicine


Theoretical and practical field of medicine, which focuses on the examination of impact exerted by the work environment, and the way in which work is performed, on the health status of workers.

Occupational medicine also focuses on the minimization of negative health effects of work through appropriate prevention activities. In accordance with the provisions of the Labour Code Act, employers are obliged to finance preventive medical examinations of the employees and other necessary prophylactic health care activities as per the working conditions.

  • Act of 26 June 1974, the Labour Code
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2023 r. poz. 1465, z późn. zm.)

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GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy