Occupational medicine, a profession that feels unloved

The occupational physicians have they deserted in full ” war ” against the coronavirus ? This is what suggest the 158 deputies of the majority in a column published on 15th may by the Sunday newspaper. “Companies have found themselves alone and feeling helpless for several days, which, in a climate of anxiety, has contributed to penalize the maintenance of economic activity in certain sectors “, judge elected, reviving the discussion around a “major reform of the health at work “ expected in 2021.

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A critical harm experienced by the profession, on the contrary very active during the crisis, according to Thibaut Fleury, the director-general Efficiency health at work, an occupational health service, located in the Île-de-France. “In this period unprecedented, we are suited to assist companies on a daily basis : we have called our clients to offer them solutions adapted to their activity, organized webinars and tele-consultation, set up a toll-free number… “ lists there.

“A service that is costly to the leaders “

“This kind of attacks against the profession is chronic. Who wants to drown his dog accuses him of rage “, reacts to his side Jean-Michel Sterdyniak, the secretary-general of the national Union of health professionals at work. The doctors would they be at this point disliked ?

According to Marc Sanchez, secretary general of the Union of freelancers, they are often poorly perceived by business managers, particularly smaller ones. “This is a service that is costly to the leaders, between 80 and 110 € per year per employee, but they don’t see the benefits “summarizes-t-he severely.

A situation of numerical disadvantage

“The problem comes in large part from their situation digital “says Jorge Munoz, a lecturer in sociology of work at the university of western Brittany. In France, there are about 5,000 doctors work for more than 18 million employees.

Difficult, in this context, to ensure a close monitoring, especially as the expectations have changed. “Since the asbestos crisis, we ask them especially to manage the psychosocial risks, a mission is commendable, but to which they have very low “, says the sociologist. Especially as the doctor’s work has mainly an advisory role and does not have the right to prescribe (1).

A relationship of trust difficult to establish

On the side of the employees, the medical examination, which is mandatory, has often been a constraint. “Establish a relationship of trust is not easy when one is taxed to the employee “notes Roman Da Rocha, president of the national Association of internal medicine of the work.

“Drawn and quartered “ between a hierarchy to which he must report and accounts of the employees for whom it must ensure the well-being, the doctor of work is by nature “in an ethical position precarious “raises Roman Da Rocha. Because what is good for the health of the employee is not necessarily that of the company, and vice versa.

Of what to do with it “a business cannot “, according to dr. Jean-Louis Zylberberg, who shall exercise it yet since 1996, in the CONSTRUCTION industry. “We are in a balance of power social standing, relève-t-il. It is one of the reasons why students do not want to commit to it. “

The number of internal, if it is stable, is modest. “Today, the majority of recruitment takes place among doctors older that is to convert “reports Roman Da Rocha. In question, in particular, a lack of recognition. “This is part of the specialties traditionally considered” less noble “the tip Jorge Munoz.

The return of the thought hygienist ?

If this lack of attraction is not new, the evolution of management in the business confronts the doctors of the work of new difficulties. “We told the employees how to eat, sleep, relax. With the idea that if there is a problem, this is not because of the organization of the work, but because they did not follow our advice “laments Roman Da Rocha, who fears “a return of the thought of the hygienist, in order to optimize the performance of companies. ”

A drift which “it puts the responsibility on the shoulders of the physicians of the work, so that it is specific to the system “, writes Jorge Munoz, for whom the stakes of the reform is to first examine the meaning of prevention, in the heart of the mission of these doctors is not quite like the other.


A role exclusively preventive

Occupational medicine was born with the law of 11 October 1946, that requires employers
to arrange medical surveillance for their employees.

Placed under the control of the ministry of labour, this specialty exclusively preventive for the preservation of the health of workers.

Since 2002, we no longer speak officially of occupational medicine, but health in the workplace. The medical doctors may practice in occupational health services-employer, common to several societies ; or in self-help services for large enterprises.

Since 2011, the follow-up of employees is based on a multidisciplinary team, involving doctors nurses and stakeholders in prevention of occupational risks.


An expert in Maritime Law who loved art

He was born in Bilbao on May 12, 1934, and died in Madrid on April 9 at the age of 85.

He studied high school at the Jesuit school of Indautxu in Bilbao, having great sympathy among his schoolmates. Lively, active, she stood out for her curly blonde hair and expressive blue eyes. He played on the far right of the soccer team of his year, with great skill.

Later he studied at the University of Deusto, graduating in Law at the University of Valladolid. He completed his training in Maritime Law in London in 1959, a specialty in which he excelled. He founded in Bilbao in 1961 the first office of his specialty in Spain, quickly reaching an important dimension by opening offices, in addition, in Cádiz and Madrid.

As a notable case, being more media, it was that of the British Royal Navy Harrier aircraft after the return of the Falklands War in 1983, which due to technical problems occurred in flight and seeing that it could not reach the aircraft carrier on which the HMS Illustrious sighted a Spanish cargo ship, ‘Alraigo’, en route between Bilbao and Chile, perching vertically on the containers it carried on deck, much to the surprise of its captain and crew. This incident had important legal lawsuits in England, being Fernando Meana the defender of the Spanish shipowner, who managed to make said event be considered “rescue at sea”. After continuous litigation, the British Government compensated the shipowner and the crew of ‘Alraigo’. The significant compensation was proportional to the then value of the plane.

On the other hand, Fernando Meana and his wife Mariví Larrucea, became important collectors of contemporary art, receiving in 2007 the ARCO Prize for Collecting. He altruistically ceded part of his extensive collection of works of art, on different occasions to different museums.

Among his many friends in the art world are his schoolmate the sculptor Vicente Larrea Gayarre de Getxo, and the multidisciplinary artist from Mallorca Amador Magraner, in whose study in the town of Pollensa he frequently visited many summers.

With his wife Mariví Larrucea, he had two daughters, Estefanía and Verónica, and two granddaughters, who have inherited their love for collecting contemporary art; They have helped him manage his important family artistic heritage for years.

He leaves a pleasant memory among his many friends.

Since we shared a desk at the Jesuit college in Bilbao, I have maintained that friendship until today. We will remember you and miss you.


Psychics found guilty of killing a woman near Serpukhov

In the city she came to be treated for alcohol addiction.


Feb 22, 2020.
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The family of a girl from Podolsk, whose body was found by law enforcement officers in the Oka River near Serpukhov, turned to psychics for help. The young woman died 2 years ago, and the killers have not yet been found.

The investigation established that the girl left home in Podolsk and went to Serpukhov, where she spent two weeks in a hotel. The cause of death is known – a woman was strangled. Why the lady went to Serpukhov and what are the motives for the murder is unknown.

To begin with, psychics thoroughly examined the house of the deceased’s family and walked along the girl’s path. It is possible that a woman came to Serpukhov to be treated for alcohol dependence. This version was also confirmed by relatives, saying that their relative loved to drink.

The assassin attacked the victim near the Vysotsky Monastery, at the boat station. Perhaps the girl wanted to sit by the water, at that moment an unknown attacked her. Psychics are sure that the main target was ordinary robbery, and the killer himself was a drug addict.