Alert and sentinel systems in OSH: workshop outcomes published

Within EU-OSHA’s overview project on work related diseases, the workshop on ‘Alert and sentinel systems for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU’ brought together leading experts and policy makers from across Europe to discuss the existing alert and sentinel approaches described in EU-OSHA’s review. Making use of these to improve sentinel surveillance at both member state and EU level, as well as the importance of cooperating and exchanging data within the EU was highlighted as well.

Opportunities for collaboration among participants were also identified, such as developing a thesaurus for exposure data or sharing case reports and pooling knowledge for work-relatedness evaluation through the international platform Occupational Diseases Sentinel Clinical Watch System (OccWatch).



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