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Examination of alert and sentinel systems to detect work-related diseases

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A new EU-OSHA report reviews existing alert and sentinel systems, as well as other monitoring systems presenting features also suitable to detect emerging work-related diseases.

The review identifies weaknesses, such as the often missing collection of workplace exposure assessment data, the poor coverage of some workers’ groups and diseases like mental ill health, and the weak link to workplace prevention. It also gives good practice examples and highlights the importance of international cooperation and dissemination of data to achieve the maximum benefit from alert and sentinel approaches.

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