Community news|06/02/19

Alert and sentinel systems for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > Alert and sentinel systems for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU

A new report published by EU-OSHA presents findings on these alert systems, making it possible to define emerging risks for health at work and new work-related diseases.

After analysing 12 systems and consulting experts and stakeholders, recommendations were made to establish and improve these monitoring systems. Based on this report, EU-OSHA publishes five articles – for experts but also for a non-expert audience – which each describe the system in question, its main characteristics, reporting methods, mechanisms to detect new work-related diseases and risks and to raise alerts on various levels, the associated costs and how the collected data are used to inform policy and prevention strategies. 

The articles cover the following systems: THOR, United Kingdom; SIGNAAL, Netherlands/Belgium; SUVA, Switzerland; RNV3P, France; SENSOR-Pesticides Program, USA.

To find out more

Discover other news



The EUROGIP Annual Report 2023 is online

“2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone”, says Raphaël Haeflinger, Director of EUROGIP. Indeed, the health crisis had an obvious impact on achievement of the objectives initially planned. It also led us to innovate in work processes to ensure the continuation of our numerous activities.

Community news


Artificial intelligence: MEPs adopt “historic” law

On 13 March, the European Parliament adopted by a very large majority the world's first “binding” regulation on artificial intelligence, based on the draft presented by the European Commission in April 2021. The Council must now formally adopt it.



DENMARK: A tool for creating a good working environment

An assessment of the working environment is an annual legal requirement for all companies with employees. Various tools are available, including the online tool developed in 2019 by experts at the Danish Working Environment Authority: the APV (arbejdspladsvurdering).