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May 22, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(21):1638-1639. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670470046019

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The New Law Pertaining to Occupational Diseases  A new type of service in factories has been organized, which is intended more particularly for industries in which toxic substances such as lead and zinc are handled. It includes the installation of sanitary equipment and supplies, and a complete medical service. No charge will be made for the use of the equipment. The heads of industries will entrust the regular inspection of employees and the sanitary equipment of their factories to physicians approved by the minister of labor. They will keep a register showing the names of workmen who have been absent on account of sickness; also the dates and the duration of such absences. The physicians will inspect the sanitary condition of the factory equipment at least once a month. They will question (without compelling them to leave their posts) those workmen who appear to be failing in health. After each

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