John Libbey Eurotext

Environnement, Risques & Santé


The French 2016-2020 National Occupational Health Plan: a better understanding of multiple exposures Volume 20, issue 4, July-August 2021


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1 Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses)
14, rue Pierre et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons-Alfort
2 Santé publique France
12, rue du Val d’Osne, Allée Vacassy
94410 Saint-Maurice
3 Direction des études, de la recherche et des statistiques(Dares)39-43, quai André-Citroën75015 ParisFrance
4 Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS)
Rue du Morvan
CS 60027
54519 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex
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Throughout their professional careers, workers can potentially be exposed to multiple health risk factors simultaneously. As part of the French 2016-2020 National Occupational Health Plan, specific initiatives aimed to improve consideration of multiple exposures and how to avoid them, a major challenge in the field of occupational health, safety, and prevention. To this end, an initial review listed the measures taken to address the question of multiple exposures at institutional level in France and in other countries in Europe and North America. A subsequent analysis phase, based on the exploitation of the 2017 Sumer survey results (Medical surveillance of employees’ exposure to occupational risks), identified a range of homogeneous profiles of workers with multiple exposures into which almost all French employees fall.