RCA Event through the History of Occupational Safety and Health Act：Employee Participation in the Prevention of Occupational Diseases
Occupational injury and illness often bring severe and possibly irreversible damage to the worker. Along with the transformation of population and industrial structure, as the important assets of industrial development, fewer and fewer labor force has become more and more precious. The labor loss caused by occupational injury and illness, and the upcoming social issues have become a heavy social burden we could not ignore. Thus, the prevention of occupational injury and illness has become an important issue. However, in practical terms, when the focus of occupational medicine shifts from recognition and compensation to prevention and reconstruction, the prevention of occupational injury and illness faces many challenges. Based on an important case of occupational injury and illness in Taiwan, RCA event, this article tries to analyze it and figure out the defect in the prevention mechanism of occupational injury and illness, and the way how employee participation could integrate and refine the existing mechanism would be discussed according to the previous literature and the practical experience of Labor Union of Taiwan University.