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Document ID (ISN)111773
CIS number 11-0365
Year 2010
Convention or series no. DARES Analyses No.56
Author(s) Euzenat D.
Title Exposure of workers to occupational diseases in 2007
Original title L'exposition des salariés aux maladies professionnelles en 2007 [in French]
Bibliographic information Ministère du travail, de l'emploi et de la santé, Délégation à l'information et à la communication - DICOM, 14 Avenue Duquesne, 75350 Paris 07 SP, France, Sep. 2010. 11p. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access DARES_Analyses_No.56.pdf [in French]
Abstract In 2007 in France, there were 44,000 cases of compensated occupational disease. Four out of five of these cases were musculoskeletal diseases. These pathologies are particularly frequent in the meat, clothing, home appliance, laundry and construction industries. Blue-collar workers are the most affected, and this is particularly true of women. Occupational diseases caused by asbestos represent 15% of occupational diseases but constitute the vast majority of occupational cancers; they affect almost exclusively men. Hearing loss affects mainly blue-collar male workers, while young female hairdressers are the most affected by skin diseases.
Descriptors (primary) France; occupational diseases; role of government; compensation of occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) asbestos; cancer; hearing loss; musculoskeletal diseases; blue-collar workers; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; meat industry; clothing industry; manufacture of household electrical appliances; construction industry; laundries; frequency rates; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage