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1 Safety and health at work is everyones concern. Its good for you. Its good for business. Healthy Workplaces Summit 2013Working together for risk prevention Successful networking and campaigning in OSH: healthy workhealthy work Swen Malte John University of Osnabrueck

2 Most Frequent Occupational Diseases: Skin Metallarbeiter, 25 Jahre Irritatives Kontaktekzem

3 Occupational skin diseases in Germany: Notifications (total)/ accepted as occupational/ recognized cases (job resignation) Quelle: DGUV 2013 Source: DGUV; German Accident Insurance recognized cases=job resignation Occup. origin "Crude" notifications Effects of "healthy work" awareness campaign in Germany: Melting down underreporting 30% 27% 22%

4 Underreporting (ca. 50 fold) Meding B, Järvholm B (2002) Hand Eczema in Swedish adults - Changes in prevalence between 1983 and J Invest Dermatol 118: Meding B, Wrangsjo K, et al. (2005) Fifteen-year follow-up of hand eczema: persistence and consequences. Br J Dermatol 152: Kütting B, Diepgen TL, Drexler H et al. (2005) Überlegungen zu notwendigen Konsequenzen für arbeitsmedizinische Vorsorgeuntersuchungen durch die Novellierung der Gefahrstoffverordnung... Arbeitsmed Sozialmed Umweltmed 40: p.a p.a. > (Prevalence) (Prevalence) Incidence

5 N total 2012=24,384 Skin (N total =19,210) : 29% of all notifications of occup. Diseases 2009 (66,951); Skin (N total =24,384 ) : 35% of all notifications of occup. Diseases 2012 (70,566); Source: DGUV (German statutory accident insurance)

6 Costs of occupational skin diseases German Social Accident Insurance 2006 vs Nr. of cases Costs per case () Total Costs () Nr. of cases Costs per case () Total Costs () Difference Medical Costs 26, ,214 17,214 43, ,292 24, % Job retraining 4,7399,074 43,003 43,003 3,7107,009 26,003 26, % DGUV-Veranstaltung VERFAHREN HAUT Seite 6 Cost reduction 2011 vs. 2006: ~10 million p a (not adjusted for inflation) Increase of dermatology-treated cases by 65% Source: German Accident Insurance (DGUV), 2013 Cases: Costs:

7 cost reduction for employers (who pay the statutory accident insurance fees) by preventive measures

8 Safety and health at work is everyones concern. Its good for you. Its good for business. Healthy Workplaces Summit 2013Working together for risk prevention Successful networking and campaigning in OSH: healthy workhealthy work Come pain

9 Safety and health at work is everyones concern. Its good for you. Its good for business. Get comfy with campaigning, BILBAO ! Swen Malte John,


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