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Monitoring new and emerging risks

Author: Houtman, I.L.D. · Douwes, M. · Zondervan, E. · Jongen, M.
Publisher: TNO
Place: Hoofddorp
Identifier: 522076
Keywords: Workplace · Musculoskeletal disorders · Physical load · Psychosocial risks · Physical activity · Lifestyle · Work and Employment · Healthy Living · Resilient Organisations · WHC - Work, Health and Care SHB - Safe & Healthy Business · ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences


This article, based on recent literature, will identify, define and discuss new and emerging OSH-risks together with the driving forces behind these risks. Emerging risks will be described as being related to physical load and musculoskeletal disorders [MSDs], psychosocial risks, and dangerous substances [e.g. chemical and biological substances]. In the following paragraphs some of the consequences of these risks for specific worker groups will be identified. In the final paragraph the gaps in knowledge and risk management will be briefly discussed.