Occupational Psychosocial Toxicology in Health Workers of Radiological Units in Bogotá-Colombia

  • Olga PiñerosEmail author
  • Carlos MarínEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 969)


The radiological units in Bogotá-Colombia present working conditions that put physical and mental health at risk.

Exposure to ionizing radiation in low doses and dysfunctional work environments generate environments of high physical and psychological toxicity.

The study carried out an analysis of work and health conditions for an approximation to the work reality. Determination of disrupters and psychosocial predictors for promotion and prevention programs. Study carried out in 20 radiological units with 229 employees and sample of 220. Signature of informed consent. Use of Instrument Battery for the Evaluation of Psychosocial Risk Factors. Levels of reliability in the questionnaires; intra-labor of 0.957 and stress 0.83.

Main psychosocial toxic risk and precursor “imaginary of safety at work” in 95%. Disruptors, low salary level and no risk training. Protective factor the relationship with your family.


Management Toxicology Psychosociology Risk prevention Ionizing radiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Programa Administración en Salud OcupacionalCorporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios - Sede Virtual y a Distancia-UVDBogotá D.C.Colombia

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