Full-time workers with precarious employment face lower protection for receiving annual health check-ups
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 07/20/2012
Inoue M et al. – In Japan, workers with precarious employment, most notably hourly and dispatched workers, had a lower rate of health check–ups compared with full–time workers in permanent positions.Methods
- Using 2007 nationally representative survey data, they compared the annual health check-up compliance of permanently employed full-time workers versus that of precariously employed workers (hourly, dispatched, and fixed-term workers).
- Dispatched workers and hourly workers received health check-ups less often compared with permanent workers. Hourly young male workers received health check-ups five times less frequently than permanent workers.
- The percentage of workers who consulted a physician after receiving advice to do so did not differ by employment types, except in older men.