5 alert and sentinel systems for detecting new work-related diseases explored in depth
Each article describes a different system, its main characteristics, reporting methods, mechanisms to detect new work-related diseases and risks and to raise alerts at various levels, associated costs and how the data collected are used to inform policy and prevention strategies. Interviews with stakeholders of these systems shed light on drivers for and barriers to system implementation, and how each system’s approach could be transferred to other countries.
The articles are based on the report Alert and sentinel approaches for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU that analyses in depth 12 different approaches, drivers and obstacles and formulates recommendations on how to implement such systems. This project demonstrates how useful alert and sentinel systems are to complement the instruments already used to monitor known occupational diseases.