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Vniversitas

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CUERVO-DIAZ, Diana Elizabeth  and  MORENO-ANGARITA, Marisol. ANALYSIS OF WORK ACCIDENT AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE RATES IN THE COLOMBIAN LABOR RISK SYSTEM: REFLECTIONS FROM THE ACADEMY. Vniversitas [online]. 2017, n.135, pp.131-164. ISSN 0041-9060.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/javeriana.vj135.assr.

This article is the product of research, includes findings of the quantitative phase of the doctoral thesis work Disability Prevention and Management in the Colombian Labor Risk System. It focusses on the occupational diseases and work accident, shown in data reported by insurance sector, and their respective analysis from the perspective of the work disability prevention and management. A quantitative analysis was carried out, taking into account reflections aimed at the identification of urgent challenges. Includes the information provided by the Federation of Colombian Insurers (Fasecolda) that groups the insurers of the system of occupational risks in Colombia and statistical data obtained through research at the National Disability Rating Board in Colombia. Its purpose is to understand the behavior of occupational accidents and diseases in Colombia and the sociodemographic characteristics of patients with partial permanent disability (IPP by the initials in Spanish); in order to make reflections tending to serve as input in the construction of public policy in the system of occupational risks.

Keywords : Rate accident; occupational hazard; work accident; occupational disease; work disability; prevention.

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