Workshop on the occupational burden of disease

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2014

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The workshop aimed to contribute to the scoping of European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)'s work on occupational diseases in the context of its multiannual strategic programme and the related large-scale occupational safety and health (OSH) overview planned for 2015, 2016 and 2017; the intention was that this overview would focus, in particular, on prevention. The Agencys activities on work-related diseases aims to contribute to providing an evidence base for prevention and a better overview of the extent of the occupational burden of disease. The International Labour Organization (ILO)'s means of action include the development, promotion and supervision of international labour standards, including those regarding occupational cancer, asbestos, chemicals, radiation and occupational health services. 

During the workshop, one participant — who was from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), a workers’ representative and the chair of the Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH) Working Party on Occupational Diseases — mentioned exposure to diesel exhaust fumes and shift work as emerging issues and also mentioned wood dust, to which exposures are also increasing because of new ways of processing composite materials. 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Target group: 
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Researchers

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