Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more attention has been paid to the health risks posed by biological agents. It is estimated that transmittable diseases alone will cause 310,000 work-related deaths worldwide by 2021. Currently, the minimum exposure requirements for biological agents in work situations are set according to the European Directive “2000/54/EC”, but there is still no standard for its assessment. This often makes it challenging for occupational health and safety professionals to assess exposure to biological agents. In addition, resources for hazard identification, risk assessment and implementation of control measures for biological agents are scarce.
BioRisk Pilot project
That is why Stoffenmanager®, in close collaboration with an international scientific consortium ( IRSST- Canada, Lisbon School of Health Technology /Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon; NFA - Denmark and AEHI, -Spain ), is developing a new qualitative risk assessment tool for exposure to biological agents as a valuable addition to companies related to this. With the project, we have now reached the phase where we want to test exposure scenarios together with companies based in the Netherlands and in different sectors. Do you work in livestock farming, animal shelter or veterinary sector, agriculture, horticulture or forestry, waste processing industry, water treatment, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry or food production? Then the Stoffenmanager® BioRisk may be of interest to you! Be part of the development of this new tool!
What does this include
Our experts visit your work space to carry out a risk assessment. This will take a maximum of one day. The results of the assessment will be discussed with you and you will receive the BioRisk Riskassessement from us free of charge, which you can use further.
Participate in the BioRisk pilot project
Would your company like to contribute to this innovative development, are you based in the Netherlands and active in one of the following sectors: Livestock farming, animal shelter or veterinary sector, Agriculture, horticulture or forestry, disposal industry, Wastewater disposal, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical industry or Food production?
Mail us your details and we will contact you as soon as possible. You can show your interest until June 2023.