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Document ID (ISN)107532
CIS number 08-214
ISBN(s) 92-9191-130-5
Year 2007
Convention or series no. TE-76-06-536-EN-C
Author(s) Brun E., Van Herpe S., Laamanen I., Klug K., Linsel G., Schöneich R., Flaspöler E., Reinert D., Galwas M., Mirón Hernández M.A., García-Matarredona Cepeda D.
Title Expert forecast on emerging biological risks related to occupational safety and health
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2007. 145p. Illus. 361 ref. Price: EUR 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://osha.europa.eu/publications/reports/7606488/risk_observatory_en.pdf/at_download/file [in English]
Abstract About 320,000 workers worldwide die every year of communicable diseases, and some 5,000 in the European Union. In the last decade, media coverage has increased awareness among the public for biological hazards, such as anthrax due to bioterrorist activities, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and avian flu. But biological agents are ubiquitous and, in many workplaces, workers face considerably harmful biological risks. The Community strategy 2002-2006 called on the Agency to set up a risk observatory to anticipate new and emerging risks. This report sets out to present the results of the forecast on emerging OSH biological risks.
Descriptors (primary) European Union; prediction; risk factors; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; avian influenza; terrorism; anthrax; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; Germany; European Union; Spain; Finland; France; Poland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Influenza
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Biological hazards
Violence and terrorism
Bacterial and parasitic diseases