Czechia – How to recognise and understand an occupational disease
The legislative and legal framework surrounding occupational diseases can seem complex, however it is important that employers and trade organisations understand what it is, and how it protects workers from a range of work-related physical and psychological conditions. This is especially true in the current climate, under which COVID-19 can be classified as an occupational disease.
To get a better understanding of this framework, the Czech national focal point is organising an event with the aim of bringing together specialists in the field of OSH and occupational diseases to discuss these issues. Speakers introduce the new EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load campaign and explain how occupational diseases are recognised under the Czech legal framework. They provide practical tips on reviewing a medical report on an occupational disease, and address the effects of long-term excessive burdens on occupational diseases. Specific examples are discussed such as occupational diseases affecting the muscles and carpal tunnel syndrome. Finally, speakers look at the criteria for recognising COVID-19 as an occupational disease and share experience on managing it.
This session is useful for any OSH specialists, HR experts or managers interested in the wider regulatory framework surrounding occupational diseases, in addition to those seeking more information on the new EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces campaign. The event will take place both physically and online.
- Jaroslav Hlavín, National Representative of the FOP at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
- Evžen Hrnčíř, Csc., MBA, Head of the Department of Occupational Medicine of the University Hospital Královské Vinohrady and forensic expert in the field of healthcare
- Jiří Chaloupka CSc., Chairman of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně
- Klára Kovářová, Independent public health professional, specialised in epidemiology
- Marie Nakládalová CSc., Deputy Chairperson of the Society of Occupational Diseases of the Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyně
- Matyáš Fošum, Manager in the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
- Monika Kneidlová CSc., Doctor at the Society of Occupational Diseases of the Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyně
- Vendulka Machartová PhD., Head of the Department of Occupational Health of the University Hospital Plzeň
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