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Workers' compensation for occupational lung disease: German-US parallels.
Piekarski-C; Jennison-EA; Parker-JE
Occupational lung disease. Banks DE, Parker JE, eds. New York: Chapman & Hall Medical, 1998 Apr; :83-93
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.
Worker-health; Workplace-studies; Health-programs; Lung-disease; Disabled-workers; Mine-workers; Mining-industry; Legislation; Occupational-hazards
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, Morgantown, WV 26505
Occupational lung disease
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