Occupational diseases

Message

Prevention and compensation of ocupational diseases will work better by adding them into the official national or even supranational (WHO/ILO, EC) lists of occupational diseases.

For further development of this website (foreign aid for developing countries) readers are invited to contact: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de

Definition

Neither the United Nations (WHO / ILO) nor the European Community (EC) are presenting official definitions of occupational diseases for their member states.

Please ask for copies of the German legal version: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de.

BIG QUESTION

Why are we (you and I) not member of the ICOH Scientific Committee “OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES“? (ICOH=International Commission on Occupational Health)

Literature

GENERAL INFORMATION

Allen, D., Kazan-Allen, L. (Ed.):
Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial – A tarnished empire is challenged by its Italian victims
IBAS-International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, London 2012

ANDEVA (Ed.):
The Turin Trial
The bulletin from ANDEVa / Italy No. 37, september 20011

Bonneterre, V., Faisandier, L., Bicout, D., Bernardet, C., Piollat, J., Ameille, J., de Clavière, C., Aptel, M., Lasfargues, G., de Gaudemaris, R.:
Programmed health surveillance and detection of emerging diseases in occupational health: contribution of the French national occupational disease surveillance and prevention network (RNV3P).
Occup. Environ. Med. 2010 ; 67 (3): 178-186.

Bonneterre, V., Bicout, D. J., Larabi, L., Bernardet, C., Maitre, A., Tubert-Bitter, P., de Gaudemaris, R.:
Detection of emerging diseases in occupational health : usefulness and limitations of the application of pharmacovigilance methods to the database of the French Occupational Disease Surveillance and Prevention network (RNV3P).
Occup. Environ. Med. 2008; 65 (1): 32-7.

Delin, B.:
Your body at work
Tryckindustri AB, Solna 1984

European Commission (Ed.):
Information notices on occupational diseases: a guide to diagnosis
(Observers: Dr. Franz Müsch, Representative of the Government Group)Information notices on occupational diseases
Office for official publications, Luxembourg 2009

European Commission (Ed.):
Information notices on diagnosis of occupational diseases
Office for official publications: Report EUR 14768 EN, Luxembourg 1997

Faisandier, L., Bonneterre, V., De Gaudemaris, R., Bicout, D.:
Occupational Exposome: a network-based approach for characterizing occupational health problems.
J Biomed Inform. in press (2011)

International Labour Office (Ed.):
The Prevention of Occupational Diseases
<2 million workers killed every year.>
www.ilo.org/safework; 2013

International Labour Office (Ed.):
An ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work
ILO, Geneva 2001/2003

International Labour Office (Ed.):
Recording and notification of…occupational diseases and ILO-list of occupational diseases
ILO-Report V (2B), Geneva 2002


2 M people die yearly due to work-related diseases

<The report, titled “The Prevention of Occupational Diseases” said work-related illnesses kill six times as many people as on-the-job accidents but tend to attract less attention.>
The Philippine Star,

Leigh, J. et al.:
Global Burden of Disease…Due to Occupational Factors
EPIDEMIOLOGY, 626- 631, 1999

Munich Re (Ed.):
Workers´ Compensation – Analysis of private and public systems
Order number: English 302-02765 (2000)

Munich Re (Ed.):
Occupational diseases – How are they covered under worker`s compensation systems?
Order number: English 302-03056 (2002)

Munich Re (Ed.):
Occupational diseases – Are they insurable?
Order number 302-04280 (2004)

Munich Re (Ed.):
Economic incentives: A reflection on workers` compensation systems
Order number 302-04733 (2005)

Munich Re (Ed.):
Asbestos: Anatomy of a mass tort

Order number 302-06142 (2009/2012)

Thürauf, J.:
Helmut Valentin and the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Erlangen, Bavaria
In: Blanc, P. D., Dolan, B. (Ed.): At Work in The World
University of California, San Francisco 2012

World Health Organization (Ed.):
Early Detection of Occupational Diseases
WHO 1987, ISBN-13: 978-9241542111

World Health Organization (Ed.):
Strengthening of health surveillance of working population
The use of international classification of diseases (ICD 10) in occupational health

(Annex II/Participants: Dr. F. H. Müsch, Germany)
Report WHO/OCH/98.1, Geneva 1998

AMBLYACOUSIA

Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsmedizin und Arbeitsschutz (Ed.):
Safe and Sound
Guide to Hearing-Conservation in the Music- and Entertainment-Industry

(Authors:…Brockt, Brusis, Fendel, Heger, Müsch et al.)

Deckblatt der Broschüre "Safe and Sound - Ratgeber zur Gehörerhaltung in der Musik- und Entertainmentbranche"

BAuA, Berlin/Dortmund 2011

Cardiology

Vyas, M. V. et al.:
Shift work and vascular events: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMJ. 2012; 345:e4800

Dermatology

Diepgen, T. L., Mahler, V.:
The edidemiology of skin cancer
Br. J. Dermatol, Suppl. 61, 1-6, 2002

LUMBAR SYNDROME

Bovenzi, M., Hulshoff, C.T.J.:
An updated review of epidemiologic studies on the relationship between exposure to whole-body vibrations and low back pain
J. Sound and Vibration, 215, 4, 595-611 (1998)

Dupuis, H.:
Medical and occupational preconditions for vibration-induced spinal disorders: occupational disease no. 2110 in Germany
Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health 66/1994, 303-308

Koukoulaki, Th.:
Workers´ exposure to vibrations: council common position
TUTB Newsletter 17/2001, 16-18

Miosh, S. R.:
An epidemiological study of selected risk factors associated with low back pain amongst refuse truck drivers in the eThekwini Municipality
Thesis 2005, Faculty of Health, Durban Institute of Technology

Müsch, F. H.:
Lumbar syndrome by stochastic vibrations and shocks

Part I: Lumbar syndrome caused by “whole body”- vibration
(A poster presentation / please ask for copies: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de)

Part II: Disc-related lumbar spine disorders resulting from many years of predominantely vertical impact of “whole body”- vibrations when seated which forced the employee to discontinue any activities that were or could have been the cause for the onset, the aggravation or the reappearence of the disease
(Fact sheet concerning occupational disease no. 2110 of the Annex to the German Occupational Diseases Ordinance / please ask for copies: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de)

Putz, R.:
The vertebral column – A phylogenetic Failure?
Clinical Anatomy 9:205-212 (1996)

Seidel, H.:
On the Relationship between Whole-body Vibration Exposure and Spinal Health Risk
Industrial Health 2005; 43, 361-377

Stayner, R. M.:
Whole-body vibration and shock
HSE Books, 2001

RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Brusis, T.:
From the Expert`s Office: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx from Intensive and Longlasting Occupational Exposure to Aerosols of Sulfic Acid
Laryngo-Rhino-Otol, 323-325, 2012

Cherot-Kornobis, N. et al.:
Induced sputum, exhaled NO and breath condensate in occupational medicine
Occup. Environ. Med., 922-927, 2012

Jansing, P. J., Chanda, R., Gore, C., Küpper, Th.:
Profiles of occupational exposure in patients with wood dust-induced nasal carcinoma
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 16(4):329-35 (2003) PMID 14964642

Merchant, J. A. (Ed.):
Occupational respiratory diseases
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 86-102, 1986

Margolin, S. B. et al.:
Removal of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis (asbestos-induced) by oral chemotherapy with pirfenidone.
Fed Proc 1982;41:1150

Sennekamp, H. J.:
Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis / Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Dustri, München – Orlando 2004

Zander, T. , A. Hofmann, A. Staratschek-Jox, S. Classen, S. Debey-Pascher, D. Eggle, S. Ansén, M. Hahn, M. Beyer, R.K. Thomas, B. Gathof, C. Mauch, K.-S. Delank, W. Engel-Riedel, H.-E. Wichmann, E. Stoelben, J.L. Schultze, J. Wolf:
Blood-based gene expression signatures in non-small cell lung cancer

Clinical Cancer Research, 3360-7, 2011.

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES BY VINYL CHLORIDE

Lelbach, W. K.:
A 25-Year Follow-Up Study of Heavily Exposed Vinyl Chloride Workers in Germany
Am. J. of Ind. Med. 29:446-458 (1996)

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES BY IONIZING RADIATIONS

Feinendegen, L. E.:
Evidence for beneficial low level radiation effects and radiation hormesis
British Journal of Radiology (2005) 78, 3-7

Feinendegen, L. E. et al. (Eds.):
Molecular Nuclear Medicine
Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York 2003

Feinendegen, L. E. et al.:
BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES AND HEALTH RISKS OF LOW-LEVEL EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION
Health Physics, 247-259, 2011

Tubiana, M., Feinendegen, L. E. et al.:
The linear no-treshold relationship is inconsistent with radiation biologic and experimental data
Radiology, 13-22, 2009

Zablotska, L. B. et al.:
Analysis of mortality among Canadian nuclear power industry workers after chronic low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation.
Radiat Res 2004; 161: 633-641

NEW ENTITIES ?

(“No entity without identity”, Quine 1969)

Seidler, A. et al.:
Work related lesions of the supraspinatus tendon: a case control study
Int. Arch. Occup. Envir. Health (Epub ahead of print)

MISCELLANEOUS

Popp, F. A.:
A very significant correlation between carcinogenic activity of polycyclic hydrocarbons and certain properties of their transition states in the range of the lowest triplet states of the DNA
Arch. Geschwulstforsch. 1977; 47: 97-105

Prasher, D.:
Heavy metals and noise exposure: Health effects
Noise & Health, 141-144, 2009

Links

German Occupational Diseases Ordinance, Annex 1
List of occupational diseases
BAuA, Berlin

Congresses / Conferences

2013

33th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health
Düsseldorf 2013

New scientific recommendations concerning occupational diseases and strategies for their practical implementation

BMAS and “DGUV e. V.” (5. November 2013, 14:00 – 17:00)

14:20 – 14:40
Vascular hand injury caused by mechanical shock
Prof. Stephan Dr. Letzel, Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine of the “Johannes Gutenberg”- University, Mainz

14:40 – 15:00
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Prof. Bernd Dr. Hartmann, Hamburg

15:50 – 16:10
Laryngeal cancer caused by aerosols containing sulphuric acid
Frank Dr. Sladeczek, Merseburg

16:10 – 16:30
Skin cancer
Prof. Hans Dr. Drexler, Institute and Out-Patient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine of the “Friedrich Alexander”- University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

www.AplusA.de / Kongress2013@basi.de

2009

International Labour Conference, 98th Session

International Labour Office:
HIV/AIDS and the world of work
(Participant: MedDir Dr. Müsch)
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ILO, Geneva 2009

2005

29th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health,
Düsseldorf 2005

Occupational diseases – European developments

Müsch, F. H. (Chair):
Introduction (Please ask for copies: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de)

Alvarez-Hidalgo, F. J.:
The European List of Occupational diseases

Heuchert, G.:
The European List of Occupational diseases from the industrial Medicine`s Point of view

Kranig, A. (Chair):
Comparative Studies on Occupational Diseases in Europe

Raschke, U.:
Compensation of Occupational Diseases in Europe of 25

www.basi.de

2005

10th International ILO-Conference on Respiratory Diseases (ICORD),
Beijing 2005

Keynote Presentation

Müsch, F. H., Woitowitz?, H. J.:
Occupational Lung Cancer – what is new?
(Please ask for copies: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de)

Working Groups

Müsch, F. H.:
Occupational Respiratory Cancer – A governmental approach
<In Germany occupational diseases are …governed by statutory provisions and the involved medical circumstances are made subject to scientific examinations.>
(Please ask for copies: dr.muesch@occupational-diseases.de)

Organizers: International Labour Office (ILO) / Ministery of Health of China

1998

WHO – Consultation on Strengthening of Health Surveillance of Working Populations, Geneva 1998

The use of international classification of diseases (ICD 10) in occupational health

Müsch, F. H.:
Health surveillance, recording and notification of occupational diseases…experience of Germany

Organization: Occupational Health Unit: Dr. M .I. Mikheev

 

1996

International Meeting of governmental representatives,
Montreal 1996

Foundation of an”International Centre for the Prevention of Occupational Respiratory Diseases (ICPORD)”

Müsch, F. H.:
The Prevention of Occupational Respiratory Diseases
Organizers: Ministry of Labour (Ottawa), WHO, ILO, ICOOH

 

Quotation

“Anders ist die Situation in den Ländern der Dritten Welt und den aufstrebenden Industrienationen. Es häufen sich die Berichte über schlechte Arbeitsbedingungen, die an die hier beschriebenen Verhältnisse im Ruhrkohlenbergbau bis 1952 erinnern. Die Arbeiter sind vielfältigen Gesundheitsgefahren ausgesetzt, die zwangsläufig zu schweren Krankheiten, Arbeitsunfähigkeit und einem vorzeitigen Tod führen. Die Betroffenen haben meist keine Aussicht auf eine Entschädigung. Es ist zu hoffen, dass in diesen Ländern die Regulierung der Berufskrankheiten schneller verschärft wird, als dies in Deutschland mit der Silikose der Fall war. Andernfalls ist davon auszugehen, dass die Zahl der Opfer von Berufskrankheiten weiter steigt.” (Christian Schürmann, WHU-Dissertation, Vallendar 2010).

PS

“…Verschwinden des Personalpronomens der zweiten Person Singular aus dem englischen Sprachgebrauch, nämlich des Wortes “THOU”, einen größeren Umsturz bedeutet haben mag…einer grammatischen Gleichmacherei zum Opfer gefallen…” (Erwin Chargaff 1980).

“Nur der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika wegen obwaltet vom Piloten-Slang bis zum Kongreß-Jargon das Englische.” (Zit. nach R. Finkenstein, FAZ 2011).

“…und Englisch singe alli Lit, ohne ze wisse was es als beditt!” (Alsation folksong from Isabelle G.).

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