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Turner, M. C., & Mehlum, I. S. (2018). Greater coordination and harmonisation of European occupational cohorts is needed. Occupational and environmental medicine, 75(7), 475–476. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2017-104955


WG1 Inventory of Cohorts

Kogevinas, M., Schlünssen, V., Mehlum, I. S., & Turner, M. C. (2020). The OMEGA-NET International Inventory of Occupational Cohorts. Annals of work exposures and health, 64(6), 565–568. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa039


WG2 Harmonisation of Existing Occupational Exposure and Health Outcome Information

Task 2.1 Harmonise existing occupational exposure information

Peters S, Vienneau D, Sampri A, Turner MC, Castaño-Vinyals G, Bugge M, Vermeulen R. Occupational Exposure Assessment Tools in Europe: A Comprehensive Inventory Overview. Ann Work Expo Health. 2021 Dec 22:wxab110. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxab110. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34935027

Peters, S., Turner, M. C., Bugge, M. D., Vienneau, D., & Vermeulen, R. (2020). International Inventory of Occupational Exposure Information: OMEGA-NET. Annals of work exposures and health, 64(5), 465–467. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa021

Task 2.2 Harmonise existing outcome information

Task 2.2.1 Psychosocial (Occupational Burnout)

Mijakoski, D., Cheptea, D., Marca, S. C., Shoman, Y., Caglayan, C., Bugge, M. D., Gnesi, M., Godderis, L., Kiran, S., McElvenny, D. M., Mediouni, Z., Mesot, O., Minov, J., Nena, E., Otelea, M., Pranjic, N., Mehlum, I. S., van der Molen H. F., Guseva Canu, I. Determinants of Burnout among Teachers: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 5776. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19095776

Shoman, Y., Majery, N., Otelea, M., Lambreghts, C., Guseva Canu, I.G. (2021). How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your research and clinical practice? Int J Clin Pract. 2021;00:e14895. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.14895

Shoman, Y., El May, E., Marca, S.C., Wild, P., Bianchi, R., Bugge, M.D., Caglayan, C., Cheptea, D., Gnesi, M., Godderis, L., Kiran, S., McElvenny, D.M., Mediouni, Z., Mehlum, I.S., Mijakoski, D., Minov, J., van der Molen, H.F., Nena, E., Otelea, M., Canu, I.G. (2021). Predictors of Occupational Burnout: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IF3.39), Pub Date : 2021-08-31, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18179188

Shoman, Y., Marca, S. C., Bianchi, R., Godderis, L., van der Molen, H. F., & Guseva Canu, I. (2021). Psychometric properties of burnout measures: a systematic review. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences, 30, e8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2045796020001134

Canu, I.G., Marca, S. C., Dell’Oro, F., Balázs, Á., Bergamaschi, E., Besse, C., Bianchi, R., Bislimovska, J., Koscec Bjelajac, A., Bugge, M., Busneag, C. I., Çağlayan, Ç., Cernițanu, M., Costa Pereira, C., Dernovšček Hafner, N., Droz, N., Eglite, M., Godderis, L., Gündel, H., Hakanen, J. J., … Wahlen, A. (2021). Harmonized definition of occupational burnout: A systematic review, semantic analysis, and Delphi consensus in 29 countries. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, 47(2), 95–107. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3935

Guseva Canu, I., Mesot, O., Györkös, C., Mediouni, Z., Mehlum, I. S., & Bugge, M. D. (2019). Burnout syndrome in Europe: towards a harmonized approach in occupational health practice and research. Industrial health, 57(6), 745–752. https://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2018-0159

Task 2.2.2 Musculoskeletal disorders

Tamminga SJ, Kuijer PPFM, Badarin K, Alfonso JH, Amaro J, Curti S, Canu IG, Mattioli S, Mehlum IS, Rempel D, Roquelaure Y, Visser S, van der Molen HF. Towards harmonisation of case definitions for eight work-related musculoskeletal disorders – an international multi-disciplinary Delphi study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 Dec 4;22(1):1018. doi: 10.1186/s12891-021-04871-9. PMID: 34863143; PMCID: PMC8645098

van der Molen, H. F., Visser, S., Alfonso, J. H., Curti, S., Mattioli, S., Rempel, D., Roquelaure, Y., Kuijer, P., & Tamminga, S. J. (2021). Diagnostic criteria for musculoskeletal disorders for use in occupational healthcare or research: a scoping review of consensus- and synthesised-based case definitions. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 22(1), 169. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04031-z

Task 2.2.3 Allergies

Oțelea MR, Fell AKM, Handra CM, Holm M, Filon FL, Mijakovski D, Minov J, Mutu A, Stephanou E, Stokholm ZA, Stoleski S, Schlünssen V. The value of fractional exhaled nitric oxide in occupational diseases – a systematic review. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2022 Jul 25;17(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12995-022-00355-1. PMID: 35879723; PMCID: PMC9317127. DOI: 10.1186/s12995-022-00355-1

Rui F, Otelea MR, Fell AKM, Stoleski S, Mijakoski D, Holm M, Schlünssen V, Larese Filon F. Occupational Asthma: The Knowledge Needs for a Better Management. Ann Work Expo Health. 2022 Jan 5:wxab113. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxab113. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34984434.


WG3 Development of Standardised Protocols for Future Occupational Exposure and Health Outcome Information

Task 3.1 Healthy ageing and work participation

Leinonen, T., Boets, I., Pletea, E. et al. A conceptual framework addressing the complex labour market dynamics of the work-to-retirement process. Eur J Ageing (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-022-00704-3

Hasselhorn HM, Leinonen T, Bültmann U, Mehlum IS, du Prel JB, Kiran S, Majery N, Solovieva S, de Wind A. The differentiated roles of health in the transition from work to retirement – conceptual and methodological challenges and avenues for future research. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2022 Mar 3:4017. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.4017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35239972.

Task 3.3 Employment patterns in the young including young employed mothers

Ubalde-Lopez, M., Garani-Papadatos, T., Scelo, G., Casas, M., Lissåker, C., Peters, S., Nohr, E.A., Albin, M., Lucas, R., Papantoniou, K., Polańska, K., Ramlau-Hansen, C.H., Šarac, J., Selander, J., Skröder, H., Vasileiou, E., Kogevinas, M., Bültmann, U., Mehlum, I.S., Maule, M. (2021). Working life, health and well-being of parents: a joint effort to uncover hidden treasures in European birth cohorts. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3980

Task 3.4 Occupational skin diseases

Modenese A, Loney T, Rocholl M, Symanzik C, Gobba F, John SM, Straif K and Silva Paulo M (2021). Protocol for a Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Exposure to Occupational Solar UltraViolet Radiation (UVR) Among Outdoor Workers. Front. Public Health 9:756566. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.756566

Larese Filon, F., Pesce, M., Paulo, M. S., Loney, T., Modenese, A., John, S. M., Kezic, S., & Macan, J. (2020). Incidence of occupational contact dermatitis in healthcare workers: a systematic review. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 10.1111/jdv.17096. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.17096

Loney, T., Paulo, M. S., Modenese, A., Gobba, F., Tenkate, T., Whiteman, D. C., Green, A. C., & John, S. M. (2021). Global evidence on occupational sun exposure and keratinocyte cancers: a systematic review. The British journal of dermatology, 184(2), 208–218. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.19152

Wittlich, M., John, S. M., Tiplica, G. S., Sălăvăstru, C. M., Butacu, A. I., Modenese, A., Paolucci, V., D’Hauw, G., Gobba, F., Sartorelli, P., Macan, J., Kovačić, J., Grandahl, K., & Moldovan, H. (2020). Personal solar ultraviolet radiation dosimetry in an occupational setting across Europe. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 34(8), 1835–1841. https://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.16303

Task 3.6 Precarious work

Bodin, T., Çağlayan, Ç., Garde, A. H., Gnesi, M., Jonsson, J., Kiran, S., Kreshpaj, B., Leinonen, T., Mehlum, I. S., Nena, E., Orellana, C., Peckham, T., Seixas, N., Vanroelen, C., & Julià, M. (2020). Precarious employment in occupational health – an OMEGA-NET working group position paper. Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, 46(3), 321–329. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3860

Task 3.7 Migrant workers

Aktas, E., Bergbom, B., Godderis, L., Kreshpaj, B., Marinov, M.,  Mates, D., McElvenny, D. M., Mehlum, I.S., Milenkova, V., Nena, E., Glass, D.C. (2021). Migrant workers occupational health research: an OMEGA-NET working group position paper. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00420-021-01803-x


Cross-cutting topic: COVID-19

Oude Hengel KM, Burdorf A, Pronk A, Schlünssen V, Stokholm ZA, Kolstad HA, van Veldhoven K, Basinas I, van Tongeren M, Peters S. Exposure to a SARS-CoV-2 infection at work: development of an international job exposure matrix (COVID-19-JEM). Scand J Work Environ Health 2022;48(1):61-70. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3998.

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Maniscalco, L., Schouteden, M., Boon, J., Matranga, D., & Godderis, L. (2020). The Impact of a Change in Employment on Three Work-Related Diseases: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study of 10,530 Belgian Employees. International journal of environmental research and public health, 17(20), 7477. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207477

Turner, M. What is next for occupational cancer epidemiology? Scand J Work Environ Health. 2022;48(8):591–597. doi:10.5271/sjweh.4067



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