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Alert and sentinel approaches for the identification of work-related diseases in the EU

This is a Powerpoint presentation about alert and sentinel systems for the identification of occupational diseases, published on the site of OSHA Europe, for an expert audience. The presentation highlights the findings of a major project on alert and sentinel approaches to identifying emerging occupational health risks and new work-related diseases. The research will allow a better understanding of effective alert and sentinel approaches and the ways in which these can support policy-making and the evidence-based prevention of new work-related diseases.

The presentation can be very useful for educational purposes. It  is very clear and gives an overview of four major systems for identifying occupational diseases:

  1. compensation-based systems
  2. systems for data collection and statistics
  3. sentinel systems
  4. public health systems



Original Authors:

Jelena Bakusic, Annet Lenderink, Charlotte Lambreghts, Sofie Vandenbroeck, Jos Verbeek, Stefania Curti, Stefano Mattioli, Lode Godderis

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Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

More or less useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

2-4 hours


There are two versions of the PP: one for experts and one for non-experts

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