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Abstract

This workshop was organized by the Commission of the European Communities in response to the Council Resolution of 27 February 1984 on a second programme of action of the European Communities on safety and health at work (OJ C 67, 8.3.1984) in which there is an action "to establish comparable data on mortality and occupational diseases and to collect data from existing sources of accidents at work and occupational disease, including, as far as possible, data on vulnerable groups of workers and absenteeism due to illness'. For several years, the Commission of the European Communities has been collecting existing statistics on health and safety at work, primarily by means of studies, but also with the assistance of ad hoc working parties, without managing to obtain readily comparable data. The present document is the outcome of a wide-ranging, careful investigation into possible ways of making substantial progress towards harmonization of these statistics. The harmonization will thus provide a useful tool at international level in monitoring, in particular, the morbidity and mortality of workers suffering from occupational diseases. The collection of occupational morbidity and mortality data will also constitute an important step forward in monitoring improvements in the standards of safety and health at work within the Member States.

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Authors: CEC CEC-LUXEMBOURG, CEC-LUXEMBOURG
Bibliographic Reference: INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE EC. WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EC BASED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH STATISTICS, LUXEMBOURG, 2-3 DECEMBER, 1985. PUBL. 1987, BY: OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE CEC LUXEMBOURG (EUR 11088 EN)
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