Definition: European schedule of occupational diseases
The development of a European schedule of occupational diseases has three main aims:
- to improve knowledge of the subject at European level (collection and comparability of data);
- to step up prevention: the Member States are asked to define quantified objectives with a view to reducing the rate of these diseases;
- to provide assistance to the workers concerned to enable them more easily to prove the link between their occupational activities and their disease and apply for compensation.
European Union, Commission Recommendation No 90/326/EEC of 22 May 1990 to the Member States concerning the adoption of a European schedule of occupational diseases