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Workers' Compensation for Occupational Lung Disease: German-US Parallels.

Authors
Piekarski-C; Jennison-EA; Parker-JE
Source
Occupational Lung Disease, 1998 Apr :83-93
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000164
Abstract
In this chapter, we address the development of a 'worker' compensation' system in Germany, perhaps the first nation to develop such a plan, and relate these developments to the formation of such a system in the United States. The foundation of the social welfare system for the worker was developed by workers in the mining industry. These initiatives have led governmental bodies throughout the world to recognize the importance of providing care to injured workers and to those workers who develop chronic disease in association with their employment.
Keywords
Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Health-programs; Lung-disease; Disabled-workers; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Legislation; Occupational-hazards;
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Date
19980401
Editors
Banks-DE; Parker-JE;
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DRDS;
Priority Area
Social and Economic Consequences; Research Tools and Approaches;
Source Name
Occupational Lung Disease
State
WV;
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