Volume 35, No. 02, Month MARCH, Year 2020, Pages 173 - 181

A systematic review of chemical inventory required medical surveillance in the context of occupational medicine

Pasinee Srisook, Naesinee Chaiear, Chatchai Ekpanyasakul, Suda Vannaprasaht

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Rationale and objective: Hazardous chemi cal accessed need to be on medical surveillance, which were different in each country but outnumber in Thailand. So as to be information for studying modified Delphi technique. Methodology: This was a systematic review, searching from international information between A.D. 2000 – 2018, focus on law/ rules/ guideline on medical surveillance for chemicals. Searching found the information from 13 organizations in 11 countries which analyzed by dividing into 2 parts due to mission : law formulation and information dissemination or academic supporting. Results: Six organizations indicated the number of regulated chemical groups in bracket requiring medical surveillance included: OSHA (14), AMPATH (31), WHS (15), WSHC (14), OSH (35) and the Ministry of Labour Thailand (74) .There were 33 chemicals prescription matched by 1 – 5 organizations such as Benzene, Lead, Arsenic and there were 36 chemicals apparently only in Thailand. Conclusion: The number of regulated chemical groups requiring medical surveillance ranging from 14 – 74. The number of organization which matched with Thailand prescription ranging from 1 – 5 organizations matched with Thailand and the list for example were metals, fumigants and pesticides.


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