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Document ID (ISN)110722
CIS number 10-0231
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-122810-3 (en); 978-92-2-222810-2 (fr); 978-92-2-322810-1 (es)
Year 2009
Convention or series no. MERLOD/2009/5
Title Technical backgrounder on the problematic diseases in the proposed list to replace the list annexed to the List of Occupational Diseases Recommendation, 2002 (No. 194)
Original title Document technique sur les maladies problématiques inscrites sur la liste proposée en remplacement de la liste des maladies professionnelles figurant dans l'annexe à la recommandation (nº 194) sur la liste des maladies professionnelles, 2002 [in French]
Documento de información técnica sobre las enfermedades que plantean problemas para su posible inclusión en la lista de enfermedades profesionales que figura como anexo de la Recomendación sobre la lista de enfermedades profesionales, 2002 (núm. 194) [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2009. iv, 32p.
Internet access MERLOD/2009/5/EN.pdf [in English]
MERLOD/2009/5/FR.pdf [in French]
MERLOD/2009/5/ES.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This report was prepared as a background for discussion at a meeting of experts on the revision of the ILO list of occupational diseases held in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-30 October 2009 (see ISN 110721). It addresses a number of occupational diseases that raise specific issues: diseases caused by radiofrequency radiation; malaria; extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by the inhalation of organic dusts; carpal tunnel syndrome; mental and behavioural disorders; formaldehyde; hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; crystalline silica. In each case, the report includes general information on the disease or diseases caused by the agent, the exposure at work, the scientific background and the diagnosis criteria, as well as the list of countries specifically including the disease in the national list of occupational diseases.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; occupational diseases; schedule of occupational diseases; international agreements
Descriptors (secondary) radiofrequency radiation; silicon; formaldehyde; carcinogens; infectious hepatitis; malaria; carpal-tunnel syndrome; mental disorders; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; conference
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Viral diseases (other than aids)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Mental health
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
ILO standards
Epidemiology