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03/12/2013 - 04/12/2013

Occupational Diseases in the EU - The system(s) and their role / Way forward

Occupational Diseases in the EU - The system(s) and their role / Way forward © Sartorius AG

The European Commission organised a conference on occupational diseases in the EU on 3-4 December 2013 in Brussels.

The conference covered, inter alia, a range of occupational diseases related topics that have raised serious concern (e.g. asbestos, musculo-skeletal disorders, workplace related mental health issues).

It featured four breakout sessions on:

  • New/emerging workplace risks
  • Diagnostic criteria, data and statistics
  • "Old" workplace risks and related diseases
  • Exposure to chemicals in the workplace and cancer

The conference also dealt with the role of science, current approaches on occupational diseases administration, management and policy, including an analysis of some main national and international systems.

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  • City: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Address: MCE (Management Centre Europe) Conference Centre, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels