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Point statistique AT-MP ITALIE (2008)

Dans la collection de statistiques relatives aux accidents du travail (AT) et maladies professionnelles (MP) dans les pays de l'Union européenne, EUROGIP publie les données 2008 concernant l'Italie.

Source : http://www.eurogip.fr/fr/publication-point-statistique-at-mp-italie-donnees-2008.php?id=141

Mesothelioma in Australia

Incidence 1982 to 2006, mortality 1997 to 2007
Data on the number of new cases of mesothelioma are collected nationally by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) in the National Cancer Statistics Clearing House, via the State Cancer Registries. Information on deaths from mesothelioma is also collected by the AIHW as part of the National Mortality Database. Data are available from 1982 to 2006 for the number of new cases, and from 1997 to 2007 for the number of deaths.

Source : http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/1CFBDAB6-424E-4936-B351-6EBAE8420BB9/0/MesotheliomaInAustralia2010.pdf

Social Determinants of Health

The Canadian Facts
The primary factors that shape the health of Canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. This information – based on decades of research and hundreds of studies in Canada and elsewhere – is unfamiliar to most Canadians. Canadians are largely unaware that our health is shaped by how income and wealth is distributed, whether or not we are employed and if so, the working conditions we experience.

Source : http://www.thecanadianfacts.org/

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the EU - Facts and figures

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most common occupational disease in the European Union and workers in all sectors and occupations can be affected. Recent figures, for example from Austria, Germany or France, also demonstrate an increasing impact of musculoskeletal disorders on costs This latest report, following on from the Agency's previous research, aims to give an updated overview of the current European situation as regards musculoskeletal disorders, the trends over the years since the first campaign in 2000, and a detailed insight into the causes and circumstances behind MSDs. The report highlights the main issues and aims to provide a well-founded evidence base, helping policy makers, actors at enterprise and sector level, as well as researchers and those who record, prevent and compensate occupational diseases in the European Union to set the agenda for the next years.

Source : http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/TERO09009ENC/view

Younger Workers Experience Higher Injury Rates

From 1998-2007, younger workers experienced approximately twice as many nonfatal occupational injuries as older workers, and employers must make changes in workplace environments and practices to protect this population, according to the April 23 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The report, conducted by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), pointed out that younger workers in the United States represent 14 percent of the labor force “and face high risk of injury while on the job.”

Source : http://ehstoday.com/safety/news/mmwr-younger-workers-experience-higher-injury-rates-8401/

April 23 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5915a2.htm

The burden of occupational cancer in Great Britain

The aim of this project was to produce an updated estimate of the current burden of occupational cancer specifically for Great Britain. The primary measure of the burden of cancer used in this project was the attributable fraction (AF) i.e. the proportion of cases that would not have occurred in the absence of exposure; this was then used to estimate the attributable numbers. This involved obtaining data on the risk of the disease due to the exposure of interest, taking into account confounding factors and overlapping exposures, and the proportion of the target population exposed over the period in which relevant exposure occurred. Estimation was carried out for occupational exposures classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as group 1 (established) and 2A carcinogens (probable).

Source : http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr800.htm

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