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Sentinel and alert systems catch early signs of work-related diseases
Alert and sentinel systems allow the detection of new or emerging work-related diseases and are useful to complement the official figures of occupational diseases. Literature about the limited number of alert and sentinel approaches in place has been reviewed by EU-OSHA to weigh up their benefits.
They can help target workplace interventions and prevention.
The review by EU-OSHA provides good practice examples and highlights the importance of better integrating workplace exposure assessment, improving the coverage of specific worker’s groups and diseases, and reaching the right actors to achieve the maximum benefit from these systems.
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