EU OSHA May Conduct Survey on Workplace Exposure to Carcinogens

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU OSHA) announced that it is commissioning a study to assess the feasibility of designing a computer-assisted phone survey incorporating automated expert assessment – such as AWES – in Europe in order to estimate the prevalence of occupational exposure to carcinogens. The study will also make recommendations on survey methodology and implementation; the final objective is to identify to what extent a worker-survey based on an electronic expert module could provide useful information on workplace exposures to carcinogens in one or more European countries. The Bilbao-based agency is accepting proposals to do the study, with a submission deadline of 23 September 2016. The total estimated value of the project is 100,000 euros. “Exposure to carcinogens and work-related cancer: A review of assessment methods,” a 2014 EU OSHA report, is available here.

Occupational Health & Safety News, 8 August 2016 ;http://www.ohsonline.com ;