Exposure and risk quantification for improved relationship assessment in occupational investigations
Paper i proceeding, 2017
Data gathered in occupational workplace investigations can be used as a source to improve the statistics. The aim of this paper is to start a discussion on how this can be done. Some suggestions for this are given: e.g. that there should be an increased use of quantitative data in occupational investigations. The number of variables used in exposure quantification should
be limited and agreed upon. The variation in terminology should be reduced by improving the definitions of the terms used and also by developing a methods standard. In this way the relationships between
exposure and effect could be formulated in quantitative terms. There are many influencing factors which affect the possibility to make comparisons over time, but increased use of precise concepts and standardized methods can result in much better statistics.
occupational risk assessment