This document is intended to serve as a guide for clinicians, occupational health practitioners, hygienists, scientists, social partners, national authorities, and other health professionals with a responsibility and/or interest in the diagnosis of occupational diseases. The 280 page document contains information on entries listed on Annex I of the European Schedule of Occupational Diseases. A structured approach with specific concepts has been used to determine the causal relationship between an exposure and a specific effect (disease).
The document states key criteria for diagnosing an occupational disease for each of the entries of the European Schedule of Occupational Diseases. An alphabetical index helps the reader to find the relevant information.