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 ;