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Category: News

Invitation to a special issue on occupational infectious agents

Our colleague and Modernet member Antoon de Schrijver will be guest editor for a special issue in IJERPH* (The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health). It will be dedicated to “Infectious Disease Epidemiology 2020: The Importance of (Re)Emerging Occupational Infectious Agents” Special issue information During the last years, media coverage has raised public …


Call for occupational physicians

There is a significant need for more detailed information on work-related diseases and their risk factors for EU policy-making in the area of health and safety at work.

Join our European Survey and Network

Therefore, we want to establish a regular European Survey of Occupational Health Physicians (ESOHP) on work-related diseases as well as a related European Network of Occupational Physicians (ENOHP) that will allow for the collection of statistically representative survey data on work-related diseases and exposure to relevant occupational risk factors.

In the first part of this study, we need a representative sample of occupational physicians (OPs) per European country to establish a permanent European Network of Occupational Physicians (ENOHP). We will ask OPs to fill in a short questionnaire to obtain demographics on the OP (personal and professional). These data will be stored in a safe environment within the KU Leuven.

In the second part of the study, we will ask the OPs to recruit for a random sample of about 100 workers during the periodic occupational health assessment and let them fill out a web survey, which will assess their past exposure to specific risk factors, as well as their working and health conditions.

If you are interested in joining this network, please fill out the web survey below.

Thank you

For more information, please contact your national contact person in the research team:

The Research team

Prof dr Lode GODDERIS, Dr. Sara Pauwels, Jelena Bakusic, KU Leuven, Center for Environment & Health, Belgium          

Dr Wolfgang ZSCHIESCHE, Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Germany       

Dr Nicole MAJERY, STM, Luxembourg    

Prof Stefano MATTIOLI, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Prof Riitta SAUNI, Tampere University, Finland  

Dr Dani MIRNIK, Institute of Occupational Safety, Slovenia          

Mélina LE BARBIER, The French National Public Health Agency, France  

Maylis TELLE-LAMBERTON, PhD, ORS Idf, Institut Paris Région, France                  

Dr Henk F VAN DER MOLEN, Amsterdam UMC, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, The Netherlands

Dr Marin SEED, Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, University of Manchester (OPRA), United Kingdom             

Yogindra Samant, Directorate of Labour Inspection, Norway

Review pneumococcal outbreaks at shipyards

During our meeting in Berlin 2020, we discussed the pneumococcal outbreaks on shipyards in recent years, based on the presentation on this topic from our Norwegian colleague Tor Erik Danielsen. There were also reports from Finland and France. In the early summer, one of our students used the literature research for her bachelor thesis to …

Prevention of work-related infection in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please find the final version of the Collegium Ramazzini Statement on COVID-19 as and a Technical Appendix.  This Statement and the Appendix have been reviewed and approved by the Executive Council. The main message of the Statement is:    Workers whose occupations put them in contact with infected persons and the public are at greatly increased risk of disease and death …

Modernet membership fee due

Modernet is an international membership association, in which members are individual persons – involved in work or dedicated to research into the objectives of Modernet. Modernet has members and asks them to pay a small fee to help us running this voluntary association. Already members have received an invoice for the membership fee for 2020. …

Science meets practice for a healthier worklife

Our Modernet 2020 meeting in Berlin is rapidly approaching. For those who want to come to our meeting in Berlin 13 and 14 February, it is about time to book your tickets.You can find all necessary information on the meeting page of the website: Program The program is finalized and can be found at the website …

Council of the EU supports OSH

Council of the EU adopted conclusions on gender equality and occupational safety and health in line with the Economy of Wellbeing approach Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Finland, 10-2-2019 The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on gender equality and occupational safety and health at the last meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, …

ICOH Melbourne 2021 preparation started

The ICOH Melbourne 2021 conference website is in place. It welcomes us to the 33rd International Congress on Occupational Health 2021 (ICOH 2021) that will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21- 26 March 2021. The Australian New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) is very proud to be hosting the …

Possibility to influence the research agenda

Our chair Lode Godderis encourages all Modernet members to think about the possibility to use the underneath online consultation to have our or your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation. We might work together to promote our topics and ideas for the new Horizon Europe 2021-2024 strategic plan. So for your information:The …

ILO 100 years old and looking to the future

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has its centenary anniversary in 2019 and will start a year of events to celebrate. The official World Day on 28 April 2019 will be the beginning of worldwide activities to continue throughout the rest of the year. One of the main discussions will be on the future of work, …

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