According to the Dutch Labor Law, a worker who carries out activities where he is exposed to hazardous substances is allowed a periodic voluntary medical screening.
In practice it proofs to be difficult for many companies to set up an evidence-based health surveillance system, especially for monitoring potential exposure to hazardous substances.
The ECTS supports employers and employees in setting up and implementing this health surveillance program using the occupational hygiene strategy (STOP-principle) as a starting point. We then determine if there are residual risks related to exposure to hazardous substances. If a residual risk exists we examine what medical screening technique is adequate to monitor workers health. This examination is done using the state of the art scientific knowledge and practical feasibility.
The ECTS is working closely together with:
• the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), University of Utrecht
• the Netherlands Expertise Centre for Occupational Respiratory Disorders (NECORD), Utrecht
The ECTS has particular expertise in the areas of carcinogens, mutagens, reprotoxic substances and inhalatory allergens.
For more information please contact Frits van Rooy, +31 652 502 391, email@example.com.