Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1726-4642
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
COSSIO-BRAZZAN, Juan M.. History of Instituto Nacional de Salud Ocupacional del Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp.285-286. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342012000200021.
In Peru, the industry´s development has made economic improvements but at the same time, it has had a major impact on the health of the workers; for that reason, it was necessary to generate control mechanisms. So, in 1940 it was created the Departmento de Higiene Industrial, which in 1956 was changed to Instituto de Salud Ocupacional, but it was deactivated in 1994. However, in 2001 it reappeared into the Ministerio de Salud organizational structure with the name of Instituto de Salud Ocupacional "Alberto Hurtado Abadía". Actually, it is the Centro Nacional de Salud Ocupacional y Protección del Ambiente para la Salud (CENSOPAS), organ of the Instituto Nacional de Salud which continues working in synergy with other institutions and sectors, making research to protect the health of exposed persons (workers and community) to contamination and risks associated with economic activities.
Keywords : History; Occupational Health; Industry; Occupations; Industrial health.