Occupational medicine is frequently described in the broad context of the provision of occupational health services as a whole. Although this approach reflects the concepts currently underlying the delivery of occupational health services in Canada and in other countries, it is sometimes necessary to consider the problems that relate specifically to occupational medicine and to those who practise in this field. In this article some of these problems are discussed and suggestions made as to the way in which occupational medical practice may develop in Canada.
The authors analyzed social and psychologic features and ecologic and ergonomic conditions of governmental employees activities. Relationships between risk factors of administrative activities and occupational health were considered. The authors designed a complex of requirements for personality traits, psychologic and psychophysiologic features and possibilities of governmental employees, that determines their fitness for these activities and their occupational success. Concept "Preservation and improvement of occupational health of governmental employees in 2006-2010" was prepared.