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Interesting view on de developments in ODs from Slovakia

I came across this article on Occupational Diseases in a broad context (history, figures, modeling, legal issues etc.). I saw it mentioned the Modernet network and our work on comparing systems. It might be interesting to our members and others. Please find underneath the abstract and the link to the free available pdf. Regards, Annet …

New study open for participation: COMETE for Covid-19 MEtiers Territoires

Our Modernet member Maylis Telle-Lamberton asked us to share news on a new study protocol on COVID-19. COMETE for Covid-19 MEtiers Territoires Maylis: “It is a very simple study. Everything is ready now to start the survey in mid-September or October. If anyone wants to share the protocol with us, he is welcome. But if …

Vacancy researcher – Exposure to Asbestos

Location: AmsterdamUMC, The Netherlands Apply before: May 25, 2021 Number of hours: 32 hours per week Apply here: Werken bij amc AMC-EasyRecruit What are you going to do? The adverse health effects of inhalation of asbestos fibres have been known for years. It was not until the 1980s that regulations came into force in many, …

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, …

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