EU OSHA May Conduct Survey on Workplace Exposure to Carcinogens
The agency is commissioning a study to assess the feasibility of designing a computer-assisted phone survey.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU OSHA) announced that it is commissioning a study to assess the feasibility of designing a computer-assisted phone survey incorporating automated expert assessment – such as AWES – in Europe in order to estimate the prevalence of occupational exposure to carcinogens.
The study will also make recommendations on survey methodology and implementation; the final objective is to identify to what extent a worker-survey based on an electronic expert module could provide useful information on workplace exposures to carcinogens in one or more European countries. The Bilbao-based agency is accepting proposals to do the study, with a submission deadline of Sept. 23, 2016.
The total estimated value of the project is 100,000 euros.
"Exposure to carcinogens and work-related cancer: A review of assessment methods," a 2014 EU OSHA report, is available here.
EU-OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. Its work contributes to the European Commission’s Strategic Framework for Safety and Health at work 2014-2020 and other relevant EU strategies and programs, such as Europe 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade.