The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) registers and reports occupational diseases via the national notification and registration system and a number of specific surveillance projects.

The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) registers and reports occupational diseases via the national notification and registration system and a number of specific surveillance projects.

The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) registers and reports occupational diseases via the national notification and registration system and a number of specific surveillance projects.

SIGNAAL is now online for your notifications

SIGNAAL is a new online service where suspicions about new relations between health and work can be reported and reviewed by a panel of occupational specialists: in the Netherlands the Occupational Health Specialists of the Dutch Centre for Occupational Diseases (NCOD) and in Belgium to Occupational Health Experts of the Centre for Environment and Health from KULeuven and the External Service for Prevention and Protection IDEWE. Submit your notification.

Prevention, also at work

Not only reducing smoking or drinking but also healthier work can make a difference. The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases estimates that 15-25% of tennis elbows are work-related and 6% of hearing loss. Curious what these figures are for burnout, COPD, irritative contact dermatitis and low back pain? Read the free article.

Statistics on Occupational Diseases 2018

In total, 4.619 reports of occupational diseases were registered at the Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) by 792 Dutch occupational physicians in 2017. This emerges from the Statistics on Occupational Diseases 2017.

Key figures for occupational diseases 2017

Key figures for occupational diseases in 2017In 2016, the Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB) received and recorded 6,270 reports of occupational diseases out of a total of 863 occupational physicians. The occurrence of occupational diseases is reflected in the incidence per year, i.e., the number of new cases of occupational diseases reported in a particular year. Occupational physicians from the Intensive Notification Surveillance Project (PIM) reported 161 new cases of occupational diseases per 100,000 employees in 2016.
 

The EU Commission defined lacking prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases a top priority problem

Occupational Skin Diseases prevention is one of the main objectives of Action TD 1206 StanDerm (“Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases”), a network of scientists representing 26 countries coordinating prevention-related activities across Europe, aiming to establish prevention standards by improving educational concepts and identifying susceptibility indicators.

Annual incidence of non-specific low back pain as an occupational disease attributed to whole-body vibration according to the National Dutch Register 2005–2012

Non-specific low back pain (nLBP) is the second most important reason for sick leave in the Netherlands, and more than 50% of the workers on sick leave attribute these complaints to their work. To stimulate recognition and prevention, an occupational disease (OD) registration-guideline was implemented for the assessment of the work-relatedness of nLBP in the Netherlands in 2005.

Declining incidence of occupational diseases by european legislation?

This is the first direct comparison of trends in OD within Europe and is consistent with a positive impact of European initiatives addressing exposures relevant to asthma and contact dermatitis.

ZwangerWijzer expanded with risks at work

werk en zwangerschapWorking 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).
 

Criteria on nonspecific low-back pain published

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.