DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA AND FUTURE PLAN FOR THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SECTOR OF THE ECDIN DATA BANK
This review of the ECDIN file on Occupational Health and Safety, the only data bank on OH existing in the European Community, has shown the following main conclusions. This file: a) is the only operational file existing within the European Communities on Occupational Health; b) enjoys a large range of functional associations in the framework of ADABAS and is structured in such a way as to follow the natural history of occupational risks; c) fulfills scientific and practical needs with emphasis on the latter; d) requires further development in areas of topical interest. Further points: public awareness of ECDIN has increased through a meeting on Chemical risk (Ispra, 1982), and a publication ("Occupational Health guidelines for chemical risk"), should increase further via some representation of ECDIN in specialized occupational health and industrial hygiene workshops, seminars and meetings. Areas of improvements should be: quicker storage of collected data, extra external collaborators (collection of data) and staff (computerization of data) in conjunction with the necessary enlargement of the file to include problems of topical interest.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9098 EN (1984) MF, 33 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 165, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123082600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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