Publications

The EUROGIP publications are mainly related to the comparative surveys it performs: recognition of diseases caused by PSR or asbestos, statistical reviews of occupational injuries, prevention of occupational deintegration, etc. EUROGIP also publishes a newsletter, EUROGIP Infos, the proceedings of its Discussions and institutional documents (EUROGIP Annual Report, Report on the “standardization” activity of the Occupational Injuries Branch).

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EUROGIP infos December 2018 issue

Year : 2018
4 pages
Country : Austria, Germany, Sweden

 

Our newsletter EUROGIP infos dated DECEMBER 2018 is online. It presents the latest news on occupational risks at Community level, in EU countries or about standardisation in occupational health and safety.

Contents:

Community news

  • Healthy workers, thriving companies - a practical guide to wellbeing at work
  • Incidence and detection of occupational cancers in nine European countries
  • Understanding and taking action to eliminate occupational cancers
  • A recommendation on the access of all workers to welfare benefits

Standardization

  • Brexit and standardization: A transition period
  • December 2018: What’s new in health and safety at work standardization?
  • Register for the sixth EUROSHNET Conference on standardization, testing and certification

Abroad

  • SWEDEN: Online training in OSH for the retail sector
  • AUSTRIA: AUVA continues its activities
  • GERMANY: The possibility of early detection of mesotheliomas, a breakthrough

Events

  • EUROGIP Discussions 2019: Occupational health and safety: what levers in Europe for a culture of prevention in the workplace?", 21 March 2019, Paris (France)
  • 10th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work, 23-26 September 2019, Vienna (Austria)

 

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Incidence and detection of occupational cancers in nine European countries

Year : 2018
24 pages
Type : Report
Ref : Eurogip-141/E
Country : Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland
Theme : Occupational risk insurance

Here is a new report entitled “Incidence and detection of occupational cancers in nine European countries" published by EUROGIP with the precious help of the European Forum of the insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases. The data concern Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.

Cancer cases (reports and recognition) since 2005 have been relatively stable in Denmark, Belgium, France, Italy and Sweden, but have increased in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. For this last group, there are various reasons, such as the inclusion of skin cancer on the national list of ODs in Germany in 2015.

In every country except Germany, cancers due to asbestos dust accounted for the overwhelming majority of cancers recognized as an occupational disease in 2016. For example, mesotheliomas represented more than 30% of occupational cancers in Denmark, 50% in Austria and Italy, 65% in Belgium and around 90% in Sweden.

Comparing the number of cases recognized with the insured population, Germany and France top the list by far, with 15.1 and 11.39 per 100,000 insured respectively. The lowest ratio is posted in Sweden: 0.5. In Germany, cancers account for 32% of recognized occupational diseases. The study also reveals that the off-list recognition system is not the most suitable one for cancers.

The second part of the report discusses programmes designed to detect cancer cases at an early stage in order to improve the chances of healing, and schemes which help victims assert their rights to compensation for an occupational disease. These schemes could be the cross-checking of OD reports with the cancer register for mesotheliomas and cancers of the nasal cavities (Denmark), scouting for a possible work-related origin of lung cancers in a hospital environment (northern Italy), or else targeting and support for the potential victims of a bladder cancer by the OSH insurance organization (France).

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EUROGIP infos September issue

Year : 2018

Our newsletter EUROGIP infos dated September 2018 has just been published. It presents the latest news on occupational risks at Community level, in EU countries or about standardisation in occupational health and safety.

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Statistical Review of occupational injuries France: data 2016

Year : 2018
20 pages
Ref : Eurogip-135E
Country : France
Theme : Statistics

EUROGIP publishes a new "Statistical review of occupational injuries France 2016" which presents data on accidents at work, commuting accidents and occupational diseases in 2016 in France. This document is the eighth devoted specifically to the loss experience at work (general scheme) in France, thus giving an overview over 10 years.

The document is available in French also

EUROGIP Annual report 2017

Year : 2018
20 pages
Type : Report
Ref : Eurogip-131F
Theme : Institutional documents

The Annual Report 2017 presents our activities which have prevention and insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases at European or international level as their common denominator.

After a short presentation of EUROGIP and "3 questions to Raphaël Haefinger, Director", the salient events 2017 are presented by business area:

  • Studies and surveys
  • Monitoring and information on occupational risks in Europe
  • Public relations and communication
  • Occupational safety and health standardization
  • Projects of Community interest
  • Coordination of the “machinery” and “PPE” notified bodies

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