Affiliations: *National Institute of Health, Department of Medical Sciences, Tiwanond Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
Source: Bulletin of the Department of Medical Sciences 2005; 47(2): 77-85
Language: Thai with English abstract
The National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Medical Sciences, which is the reference laboratories of Thailand and South East Asia region is responsible for research and development in terms of investigation, prevention and control of disease in Thailand. The staffs who mostly work in the laboratory have the high risk to infections, chemicals, radiation and occupational injuries. The purpose of this study were to develop and evaluate a personnel health program including health promotion, diseases prevention, and preventive medicine services in the NIH. The study was a participatory action research, which was carry on from January 1st 2003 to December 31st 2003. The personnel health and safety problems were analyzed and a personnel health program, composed of personal health promotion, bio-safety education and examination for new personnel, immunization, surveillance system of occupational injuries and illnesses, preventive medicine services, and emergency medical services, was objectively performed. It can be concluded that the health program for personnel in NIH was important to proceed and continually develop. The purpose of this publication is to demonstrate a model of a personnel health program that may be applied in other setting.