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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

A Feasibility Study for Developing an Occupational Exposure-Control Intelligence System in Great Britain

3 May 2024

Occupational respiratory diseases are the subject of one of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Health Priority Plans. There are an estimated 12,000 deaths from these diseases each year. Estimated trends in exposures and exposure controls are leading indicators of what the future burden of work-related lung diseases might be.

Image of a person using a laptop showing an x ray of a pair lungs surrounded by health data

This report examines the feasibility of establishing an occupational exposure-control intelligence system (OccECIS) which will bring together existing data on workplace exposure and control measures, to provide on-going data analysis and reporting on leading indicators related to agents that have the potential to cause occupational respiratory diseases.

Read the report: A Feasibility Study for Developing an Occupational Exposure-Control Intelligence System in Great Britain

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