Spatial distribution of accidents, incidents and diseases related to work in Peru, 2012-2014

Authors

  • Akram Hernández-Vásquez Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Deysi Díaz-Seijas Instituto Nacional Cardiovascular, EsSalud. Lima, Perú.
  • Stalin Vilcarromero Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina de la Amazonía Peruana. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana. Iquitos, Perú.
  • Marilina Santero Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.331.2013

Keywords:

Geographic information systems, Occupational health, Accidents, occupational, Occupational diseases

Abstract

We analyzed geospatially accidents, incidents and diseases related to work of regional reports in Peru (2012-2014). 52887 events were notified in Peru distributed in work accidents (93%), dangerous incidents (5.1%), occupational diseases (1%) and fatal accidents (0.9%). The highest rates of fatal accidents were reported in Pasco, Callao, Lima, Moquegua and Arequipa. Callao and Lima are the regions with the highest rates of occupational accidents. The highest rates of dangerous incidents were reported in Arequipa, Callao, Lima, Ica and Piura. Occupational diseases are distributed with high rates in Huancavelica, Ancash, Pasco, Callao and Cusco. The economic activities that concentrated most of the occupational diseases are mining and quarrying (49.2%); followed by manufacturing industry (23.4%); and construction (8%). It is concluded that there are high rates and common spatial patterns of laboral accidents in Peru that could be used by decision makers to focus interventions.

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Published

2016-03-23

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Hernández-Vásquez A, Díaz-Seijas D, Vilcarromero S, Santero M. Spatial distribution of accidents, incidents and diseases related to work in Peru, 2012-2014. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 May 24];33(1):106-12. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2013

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