Print Email Facebook Twitter Occupational diseases in the Netherlands: incidence, type, consequences and risk factors: abstract and presentation Title Occupational diseases in the Netherlands: incidence, type, consequences and risk factors: abstract and presentation Author Venema, A. Steenbeek, R. van Dam, L. de Vroome, E. Publication year 2017 Abstract Objectives: Occupational diseases are common and result in a substantial disease burden and high sickness absence. Reliable data on the incidence and a better understanding of the risk factors will help to develop preventive measures. Methods: Several sources of measuring occupational diseases were analysed and compared: 1) Surveillance Project for Intensive Notification (diagnosed by an occupational physician, Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases 2015); 2) National Working Condition Surveys and 3) Morbidity and mortality data from the National Institute for Public health and the Environment. Results: The incidence of occupational diseases in the Netherlands ranges from 0.19% (diagnosed by an occupational physician, workers) to 1.6% (self-reported, diagnosed by a medical doctor, self-employed) to 3.2% (self-reported, diagnosed by a medical doctor, employees). In 2013 an estimated 4,100 people died in the Netherlands as the result of an occupational disease (900 employees and 3,200 pensioners). The most common self-reported occupational diseases among employees are musculoskeletal disorders (1.7%) and mental disorder (1.4%). The most common occupational disease diagnosed by occupational physicians is common mental disorders (0.8%). The risk of an occupational disease for employees is highest in the healthcare (4.0%), industry (3.7%) and construction (3.6%) sectors. Multivariate analyses show that occupational risks that contribute most to musculoskeletal occupational diseases are repetitive movements (OR=2.25; PAF=40%), uncomfortable work posture (OR=1.62; PAF=18%) and high workload (OR=1.57; PAF=18%). For occupational mental diseases the most important risks are low engagement (OR=2.27; PAF=34%), a conflict with the supervisor (OR=1.51; PAF=17%) and a high emotional workload (OR=2.85; PAF=14%). Conclusion: Longitudinal measurements of self-reported occupational diseases can provide information to reduce the risk of occupational diseases at work and to reveal the effectiveness of preventive measures. Subject LifeWHC - Work, Health and CareELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cf91adfd-3786-4682-8bee-89bcf0a0d775 TNO identifier 756760 Source International occupational and Environmental Diseases Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 27-29 March 2017 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.