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A 2-day Occupational Health and Safety Forum
 
The Forum's Title: New Strategies for Recognizing and Preventing Occupational Disease
March 3 & 4, 2005
Toronto, Canada
 
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Selected References for CCOHS Forum 2005
 
Occupational Diseases
Occupational Medical Histories
Body and Hazard Mapping to assist determining if certain job hazards are linked to an occupational disease or illness
 
Occupational Diseases Selected References on the Internet
Occupational disease is any disease arising out of and in the course of employment. Work-related illnesses or diseases are those caused by physical, chemical, biological or other hazards in the workplace. They can also include acute psychological trauma resulting from work. Some the issues regarding occupational diseases are the correct diagnosis, medical causation (acceptance or denial of compensability), and the nature of the disability partial or total; temporary or permanent; aggravation of an pre-existing condition or a new medical condition.

Below are some selected references that are available on the Internet.
 
Development and Application of an Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System.
 Author: Elyce Biddle
Part: Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Chapter: 32. Record Systems and Surveillance. Steven D. Stellman, Chapter Editor
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition (1998).
http://www.ilo.org/encyclopaedia/?d&nd=857400314&prevDoc=857400036
 
Work-Related Diseases and Occupational Diseases: The ILO International List.
 Author: Michel Lesage
Part: Part III. Management and Policy
Chapter: 26. Workers' Compensation Systems, Topics in. Paule Rey, Michel Lesage, Chapter Editors,
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition (1998).
http://www.ilo.org/encyclopaedia/?d&nd=857400069&prevDoc=857400069
 
International Labour Conference: Recommendation 194 Recommendation Concerning the List of Occupational Diseases and the Recording and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases.
 Adopted by the Conference at its Ninetieth Session, Geneva, 20 June 2002.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/rec-194.pdf
 
International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems (ICD-10) in occupational health. World Health Organization (WHO).
  http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/en/oehicd10.pdf
 
Occupational Disease Consultation Draft Report Of The Chair Of The Occupational Disease Advisory Panel (May 2004). Occupational Disease Advisory Panel (ODAP), [Ontario] Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
  http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/PolicyOccupationalDiseaseConsultation
 
Technical Commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases: Problems and challenges of statutory accident insurance schemes related to occupational diseases: Reporting, recording and statistics.
 Stefan Zimmer, Head, International Social Policy, National Federation of Industrial Employment Accident Insurance Funds, Germany
http://www.issa.int/pdf/GA2004/2zimmer.pdf
 
Case Studies Illustrating Methodological Issues in the Surveillance of Occupational Diseases.
 Author: Jung-Der Wang
Part: Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Chapter: 28. Epidemiology and Statistics. Franco Merletti, Colin L. Soskolne, Paolo Vineis, Chapter Editors
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition (1998).
http://www.ilo.org/encyclopaedia/?d&nd=857400271&prevDoc=857400032
 
Case Study: Worker Protection and Statistics on Accidents and Occupational Diseases. HVBG (Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften = German Federation of Institutions for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention), Germany.
 Author: Martin Butz, Burkhard Hoffmann
Part: Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Chapter: 32. Record Systems and Surveillance. Steven D. Stellman, Chapter Editor
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition (1998).
http://www.ilo.org/encyclopaedia/?d&nd=857400316&prevDoc=857400036
 
Association and Cause [of ill-health]. Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, Division of Epidemiology & Health Sciences at the University of Manchester
 Last modified: Wednesday 22 October, 2003 Accessed February 2, 2005.
http://www.coeh.man.ac.uk/teaching_learning/resources/association_cause.php
 
Systematization of Occupational Hazards by Occupation
 Author: Avraham Aladjem, Alexander Donagi
Part: Part XVIII. Guides
Chapter: 103. Guide to Occupations.
Alexander Donagi, Avraham Aladjem, Menachem Schwartz, Chapter Editors
Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition (1998).
http://www.ilo.org/encyclopaedia/?d&nd=857300002&prevDoc=857300002
 
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Disease Clusters: An Overview. (August 2002).
 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(accessed February 2, 2005).
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/cluster/

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Occupational Medical Histories Selected References on the Internet
Occupational disease is any disease arising out of and in the course of employment. Work-related illnesses or diseases are those caused by physical, chemical, biological or other hazards in the workplace. They can also include acute psychological trauma resulting from work. Some the issues regarding occupational diseases are the correct diagnosis, medical causation (acceptance or denial of compensability), and the nature of the disability partial or total; temporary or permanent; aggravation of an pre-existing condition or a new medical condition.

Below are some selected web references on taking medical histories to help determine if the illnesses are work-related.
 
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Taking An Exposure History.
 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR),
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Revision Date: June 2000; Original Date: October 1992)
(accessed February 2, 2005).
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/exphistory/index.html
 
This Case study contains several documents including:
 
  1. Exposure History Form (Printer-friendly version available for downloading.)
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/exphistory/exphist_form.html#Developed by

  2. Using the Exposure History Form
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/exphistory/using_form.html
 
The Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM) home page has links to news about other case studies that are available or are in development at:
 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HEC/CSEM/csem.html
 
Recognizing occupational disease taking an effective occupational history.
  American Family Physician, 58(4):935-44. (1998, Sept 15).
Lax, M. B., Grant W. D., Manettif. A., and Klein, R.
Retrieved Febuary 2, 2005, from http://www.aafp.org/afp/980915ap/lax.html
 
Taking an Occupational History.
 Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health,
Division of Epidemiology & Health Sciences at the University of Manchester
(Last modified: Wednesday 22 October, 2003)
Accessed February 2, 2005.
http://www.coeh.man.ac.uk/teaching_learning/resources/occupational_history.php
 
For occupational exposure to pesticides, the following may be useful:
Environmental and Occupational History, Chapter 3, in Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 5th Edition (1999).
 Edited by J. Routt Reigart, M.D. James R. Roberts, M.D., MPH.
Published by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. 64KB, 16-page PDF document.
(Updated July 26, 1999; accessed Febuary 2, 2005)
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/Chap03.pdf
 
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Home Page:
 http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/handbook.htm

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Body and Hazard Mapping to assist determining if certain job hazards are linked to an occupational disease or illness Selected References on the Internet
Occupational disease is any disease arising out of and in the course of employment. Workrelated illnesses or diseases are those caused by physical, chemical, biological or other hazards in the workplace. They can also include acute psychological trauma resulting from work.

Some the issues regarding occupational diseases are the correct diagnosis, medical causation (acceptance or denial of compensability), and the nature of the disability partial or total; temporary or permanent; aggravation of an pre-existing condition or a new medical condition.

Below are some selected web references on mapping workplaces to help determine if the illnesses are related to certain job tasks or to certain conditions in particular locations in the workplace.
 
Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals. (Last updated: July 22, 2004)
 Specialized Information Services (SIS), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Haz-Map is an occupational health and toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks that are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms.
http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/
 
Mapping, Section 2(2) . In Barefoot Research: A Worker's Manual for Organising On Work Security. (2002)
 Margaret Keith, James Brophy, Peter Kirby, Ellen Rosskam.
On the web site of the InFocus Programme on Socio-Economic Security of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
    http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/download/docs/section2a.pdf
 To access the entire publication go to the ILO web page at:
    http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/info/publ/barefoot.htm
 
Finding out information about the Workplace (risk and body mapping).
 Victorian [Australia] Trades Hall Council's (VTHC) Occupational Health and Safety Unit.
http://www.ohsrep.org.au/resources/BM_workplaceinfo.html
 
Worksite Mapping - Purpose: To identify, describe and analyze problems on the job.
 UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health Program (LOSH)
University of California Los Angeles.
http://www.losh.ucla.edu/catalog/factsheets/worksite_mapping_fact_sheet.pdf
 
Recognizing Workplace Hazards, Lesson 2 Work Safe Work Smart: A Curriculum Targeted to Adolescent Health and Safety in the Workplace.
 Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Minnesota Department of Health.
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/hpcd/cdee/occhealth/documents/lesson2.pdf

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