oa South African Medical Journal - An Occupational Health Service for the Union of South Africa

Volume 27, Issue 34
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Despite the proven value of an adequate occupational health service, South Africa, with some exceptions, has lagged behind. Our rapidly developing industries with their own special problems merit closer attention. The inadequacy of the present services is outlined and mention is made of how Great Britain is tackling the problem. The scope of a satisfactory occupational health service for this country is tabulated, and it is suggested how employer-provided services could be extended to cover the individual preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of the subject.

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