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February 27, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(9):750-751. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730350064023

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Labor Contract Affecting the Natives of the Congo  A new order has gone into effect in the Belgian Congo region, some features of which, pertaining to the hygiene of labor, deserve to be noted. The care of the health of workmen, porters and paddlers, employed in the commercial, industrial and agricultural enterprises, is placed under the control of a government physician, designated by the governor of the province as inspector of health of workmen, and of accepted physicians commissioned by him as assistant inspectors with only local authority. The inspection of the health of workmen has the special mission of supervising the regulations pertaining to the health of employees and of prescribing such measures as are needed to safeguard the lives and health of workmen employed in enterprises that are of a markedly dangerous and unhealthful character. It functions in collaboration with the inspection service of industry and commerce, communicates

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