DENMARK: a new version of the guide on occupational diseases

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The Danish Working Environment Authority (Arbejdstilsynet) has just published the 15th edition of the guide describing in detail the conditions for recognition of a number of occupational diseases. It comes into force on 1 January 2021 for diseases declared as of 1 January 2005.

The guide provides general information on the treatment of cases, advice on understanding the requirements relating to the link between a disease and a specific exposure, and a number of examples of decisions taken. If a disease is not described in this guide but is described in a previous edition, it can in principle be used. Not all the diseases on the list of occupational diseases are covered by this guide, which is divided into the following chapters:

  1. General conditions concerning diseases not on the list
  2. Hearing problems
  3. Back and hip diseases
  4. Knee diseases
  5. Vibration-related illnesses – hand-arm
  6. Other musculoskeletal disorders
  7. Lung diseases
  8. Psychic illnesses
  9. Cancers
  10. Skin diseases
  11. Other diseases on the list

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