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15/12/2017

Feasibility study on the development of a computer-assisted telephone survey to estimate workers’ exposure to carcinogens in the European Union

Feasibility study on the development of a computer-assisted telephone survey to estimate workers’ exposure to carcinogens in the European Union

Exposure to carcinogens can lead to cancer, which is a major cause of work-related deaths in the EU. Reliable data on workplace exposures to carcinogens is vital for the safety and health of European workers. This report presents the findings of a study on the feasibility of setting up a survey, based on a successful Australian survey, gathering information from workers about such exposures. An algorithm-based system would be used to assess EU exposures on the basis of the data collected.

The study found that, with a reasonable investment of time and money, the Australian survey could be adapted for use in the EU. 

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