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Linking Compensation and Health Surveillance Data Sets to Improve Knowledge of US Coal Miners’ Health

Objective: Increase knowledge of US coal miners’ respiratory health by linking data from the black lung benefits program (BLBP) and the coal workers’ health surveillance program (CWHSP).
Methods: BLBP claims data from 2000 through 2013 was linked to CWHSP data from 1970 through 2016.
Results: Overall, 273,644 miners participated in CWHSP, 37,548 in BLBP, and 22,903 in both programs. Median age of miners at their time of first/only participation in CWHSP was 28 and 32 years, respectively. BLBP claimants were older (median age 59). Thirty-nine percent of BLBP claimants had not participated in CWHSP. The relative contributions of states to participation differed between CWHSP and BLBP. For example, Kentucky miners accounted for 18% of CWHSP participants, but 36% of BLPB participants.
Conclusions: Many BLBP claimants never appeared in CWHSP, indicating missed opportunities for secondary prevention.

Source: Almberg, K. S., Cohen, R. A., Blackley, D. J., Laney, A. S., Storey, E., & Halldin, C. N. (2017). Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 59(10), 930-934.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001084

2017 Work and Well-Being Survey

At a time of change and uncertainty across the country, American adults who have been affected by change at work are more likely to report chronic work stress, less likely to trust their employer and more likely to say they plan to leave the organization within the next year compared with those who haven't been affected by organizational change, according to a survey released by the American Psychological Association.
Half of American workers (50 percent) say they have been affected by organizational changes in the last year, are currently being affected by organizational changes or expect to be affected by organizational changes in the next year, according to APA's 2017 Work and Well-Being Survey.

Source: http://www.apaexcellence.org/assets/general/2017-work-and-wellbeing-survey-results.pdf

The Cost of Occupational Cancer in the EU-28

The aim of this study was to estimate the economic burden of cancer incidence resulting from past occupational exposure to selected carcinogenic agents in the EU-28, so as to assist the trade unions in refining their strategy and actions to tackle occupational cancer. The work involved estimating the current incidence of occupational cancer for the EU-28 and each Member State, and assessing the associated economic costs to workers, employers and governments. A key element of the study was a comprehensive consideration of gender-relevant aspects of occupational cancer.

Source: http://www.etui.org/fr/content/download/32707/303905/file/RPA+FOBIG+-+The+Cost+of+Occupational+Cancer++in+the+EU-28+-+November+2017.pdf

Inventaire des accidents technologiques survenus en 2016

Comme chaque année, « L'inventaire des accidents technologiques » vous propose une analyse quantitative et qualitative des 1 455 accidents technologiques survenus en France en 2016 dans les installations classées, les ouvrages hydrauliques, le transport de matières dangereuses et le transport et l'utilisation du gaz. Il met également l'accent sur quelques approfondissements issus du retour d'expérience de l'accidentologie : l'accidentologie du secteur des déchets, les équipements sous pression, le vieillissement des installations et l'impact des risques naturels sur les activités industrielles.

Source: https://www.aria.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017803_BARPI-Inventaire2017-Web.pdf

Return on investment of interventions for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal

There were two key objectives for the work:
- To conduct a literature review to identify which interventions are cost-effective in reducing the complications associated with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, neck pain or back pain;
- To develop an ROI tool that allows the resource and financial consequences of implementing these cost-effective interventions nationally and at local levels.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/653736/musculoskeletal_conditions_return_on_investment_final_report.pdf

HSE- Health and Safety Statistics 2016/17

Key figures for Great Britain (2016/17):
- 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015)
- 137 workers killed at work
- 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16)

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/index.htm

Analyse comparative du contexte de travail et portrait statistique des problèmes de santé et sécurité au travail en fonction de la taille des entreprises

Selon Statistique Canada, 33,1 % des salariés québécois et 31,3 % des salariés canadiens travaillaient dans les petites entreprises de 49 employés et moins en 2015. Les petites entreprises constituaient 95 % de l'ensemble des établissements employeurs au Québec et au Canada en 2016. Plusieurs résultats scientifiques internationaux documentent le fait que le contrôle des risques dans les petites entreprises est moins efficace que dans les moyennes et les grandes entreprises et que le risque d'accidents et de maladies professionnelles pour la main-d'œuvre y est plus élevé. En particulier, on observe que le manque de ressources internes des petites entreprises résulte en des capacités réduites et exerce un effet sur les conditions de travail et de sécurité, ainsi que sur la prise en charge de la santé et sécurité du travail (SST).

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/publications-et-outils/publication/i/100952/n/problemes-sante-securite-au-travail-taille-entreprises

Return to work: A comparison of psychological and physical injury claims

The report examines the similarities and differences between psychological and physical claims. Two main areas are considered: RTW by potential influencing factors, and employees responses and experiences.

Source: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/return-work-comparison-psychological-and-physical-injury-claims

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