OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the position and item of work and training in solar protection in working population of eight countries of Latin America. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional of secondary analysis of data study was done from April to June 2017. The population was the workers that manifested that they were exposed to sunlight while they worked, in them it was measured if had received talks for protection on this aspect, being contrasted versus the position, job category of their company and other socio-labor variables. Statistics of association were obtained. RESULTS: Of 3238 workers, the median of years exposed to the solar radiation was of 5 (interquartile range: 2-10 years) and 3 the hours of exposition a day (interquartile range: 2-7 hours); Peru was the country with the biggest training (54%). In the multivariate analysis it was found that the ones that had smaller frequencies of training were the ones that labored in the item of raw material and performed like dockworkers. On the contrary, the ones that had more capacitation were farmers, staff of cleanliness, engineers and the staff of health. CONCLUSION: Some positions/job categories and countries neglect the trainings in this matter, that it is important due to the proven risk factor for dermic problems and even cancer.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Position and job category associated with training in solar protection in the working population of eight countries in Latin america
|Number of pages
|Dermatologia Revista Mexicana
|Indexed - 2019
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