Alert and sentinel systems: SIGNAAL, Netherlands/Belgium


Part of a series of five in-depth studies of Alert and Sentinel approaches for detecting, monitoring and preventing new work-related diseases (WRDs), this article focuses on the SIGNAAL system in the Netherlands and Belgium.

SIGNAAL is one of the few an alert and sentinel systems and its primarily purpose is to identify cases of potentially new WRDs and occupational health risks. This online service enables physicians to report in a practical, quick and easy way suspicions of new WRDs, which are then reviewed by a panel of Belgian and Dutch occupational health specialists and may lead to different levels of alerts and trigger preventive actions.

Read examples of cases, find out what experts think are the drivers and obstacles to the system and discover the processes in place for uncovering new WRDs.

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