In 2012, 6,451 notifications of occupational diseases were registered with the Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB). Of the notifications received, 66% came from the construction industry. Most Occupational Health Services reported collectively through the occupational health foundation Stichting Arbouw. The other notifications were received from other economic sectors.
This website is an initiative of the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health of the AMC in collaboration with WHO, is a database of online educational materials about work and health, to be used around the world, but especially in those parts where a large defect on training for basic and more advanced forms of occupational health. It is a world-wide community platform to share experiences and materials.
E-learning about work and occupational diseases are now freely available on the Internet
In an international collaboration, in which the Coronel Institute and the Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) are partners, e-learning is developed based on case studies. This 'virtual patients' on topics such as hepatitis B infection and needlestick injuries, white-finger syndrome and bosarbeid, prevention of infectious diseases in the workplace, overuse of the voice in noisy environments and many more are now largely freely available in English, Spanish and German. Optionally obtain a (paid) training certificate.
Authors: Brand T, Ruiz van Haperen VWT, Vliet-Lachotzki EH van, Steegers EAP. Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 2009; 153: A363.
Working conditions are amongst the exogenous factors that can lead to pregnancy complications.
Working conditions can sometimes reduce fertility or be harmful to pregnancy and the unborn child. From 3 November, people with a desire to have children can easily check whether they are exposed to any conditions at work that may interfere with a healthy pregnancy. This can be done using the preconception indicator at www.zwangerwijzer.nl (dutch site).
The criteria support professionals in the field of occupational medicine in the assessment of the contribution of work-related risk factors to the occurrence of nonspecific low-back pain in individual workers.