December/January 2009/2010 (vol. 06/4)

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International OH systems, Part 1

Part 1: occupational health delivery in France


In the first of a series of articles exploring different national occupational health systems, Janine Bigaignon- Cantineau explains how OH is coordinated and delivered in France, and the important changes it now faces.

FRANCE has one of the most comprehensive occupational health systems in the world, largely because of its strict laws that make OH provision obligatory. It has about 15 to 18.5 million private sector employees plus more than 5 million public sector workers and all have access to occupational health provision, either through special ‘group service enterprises’ or in house…

Janine Bigaignon-Cantineau is an occupational health consultant, and France National Secretary to ICOH.

Author: Bigaignon-Cantineau J


Occupational Health at Work December/January 2009/2010 (vol. 06/4) pp19-23

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