History of occupational health in Colombia

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    Beginning of the 20th century

    Beginning of the 20th century
    Central and South America. Legislative development begins in Guatemala, Argentina, Salvador, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay. The development of occupational health in Colombia arose from pre-Hispanic times
  • Occupational health in Colombia

    Occupational health in Colombia
    Implemented by Rafael Uribe Uribe
  • Law 57 of 1915

    Law 57 of 1915
    Uribe law was the first law that began to talk about workplace accidents and occupational diseases
  • Law 46 of 1918

    Law 46 of 1918
    Dictates hygiene and health measures for employees and employers
  • Law 37 of 1921

    Law 37 of 1921
    Established a group life insurance for employees
  • Law 10 of 1934

    Law 10 of 1934
    Occupational disease, layoffs, vacations and hiring were regulated
  • Law 53 of 1938

    Law 53 of 1938
    Protection was granted to the pregnant woman giving her the right to eight weeks of paid leave at the time of delivery
  • Law 96 of 1938

    Law 96 of 1938
    Creation of the ministry of social protection
  • Law 44 of 1939

    Law 44 of 1939
    Creation of compulsory insurance and compensation for work accidents
  • Decree 2350 of 1944

    Decree 2350 of 1944
    Promulgated the foundations of the substantive labor code and the obligation to protect workers in their work, in 1945, the foundations of occupational health were laid in Colombia, when Law 6 (general labor law was enacted, by which provisions relating to labor conventions, professional associations, collective disputes and special jurisdiction of labor matters are promulgated).
  • Law 90 of 1946

    Law 90 of 1946
    The social insurance institute is created, with the aim of providing health and pension services to Colombian workers.
    In 1948, through legislative act No. 77, the national office of medicine and industrial hygiene was created
  • Decree 3767 of 1949

    Decree 3767 of 1949
    Establishes industrial safety and hygiene policies for work establishments
  • Decree 3170 of 1964

    Decree 3170 of 1964
    They approve the mandatory social insurance regulations for work accidents and occupational diseases.
  • Decree 614 of 1984

    Decree 614 of 1984
    Establishes the bases for the administration of occupational health in the country
  • Law 50 of 1990

    Law 50 of 1990
    The substantive labor code is issued and the article 199 and 200: first definition of work accident and occupational disease
  • Law 100 of 1993

    Law 100 of 1993
    The comprehensive social security system is created
  • Decree 1295 of 1994

    Decree 1295 of 1994
    The organization and administration of the general system of occupational risks (issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security) is determined.
  • Decree 1772 of 1994

    Decree 1772 of 1994
    Ministry of Labour and Social Security, regulating membership and contributions to the general system of occupational risks.
  • Law 879 of 2000

    Law 879 of 2000
    Also called the labour flexibility law, allowed the intermediation of the recruitment of workers
  • Decree 2648 of 2008

    Decree 2648 of 2008
    To provide an answer for the management of psychosocial risks and stress to those exposed
  • Decree 2566 of 2009

    Decree 2566 of 2009
    Updating Occupational Diseases to complement the general system of occupational risks in terms of protecting workers against occupational risks
  • Law 1562 of 2012

    Law 1562 of 2012
    Changes Occupational Health to Occupational Safety and Health. Sis, Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Decree 1443 of 2014

    Decree 1443 of 2014
    Provisions are made for the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Management System (SG-SST) (formerly known as occupational health program)