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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational health

ANSES's primary mission in occupational health is to provide the authorities with the information necessary for decision making with regard to professional risk  prevention and to support the main public policies regarding this topic. The Agency contributes to the understanding of professional risks, and emerging risks in particular (nanoparticles, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, magnetic fields, etc.), via the National Network for the Monitoring and Prevention of Occupational Diseases (RNV3P) as well as via its risk assessment activities. It provides scientific knowledge which can serve as a basis for drafting national and European regulations, sets reference values to protect workers and also is in charge of programming and supporting research.

ANSES publishes its methodological guide to creating tables of occupational diseases

In 2018, the government decided to implement independent collective expert appraisals to improve the recognition of occupational diseases in France. The aim of this decision was to separate the expert appraisal phase from negotiations with the social partners, as part of the procedure for creating or revising occupational disease tables. ANSES was therefore asked to carry out an initial series of expert appraisals. Today, the Agency is publishing a methodological ...

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Published on 06/10/2020

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