Classification of Occupations


Several classification problems have to be solved prior to establishing an epidemiological system for surveillance of the health of a population, e.g., the residents of a certain country or the employees of a certain industrial plant. These problems include, among others, the design and use of a standardized system (1) of diagnostic entities to document health problems and (2) of a list of occupational activities and exposures. The first aspect represents an obvious necessity; without a set of well-defined diagnoses, it is impossible to perform analyses of health problems in a population. On an international level, the International Classification of Diseases, presently in its 10th revision (“ICD-10”), provides such a tool.


Code Number Standard Industrial Classification National Classification International Standard Classification Hand Dermatitis 
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