CNMST 2022: Public Health France participates in the 36th National Congress of Occupational Medicine and Health

Public Health France participates in the National Congress of Occupational Medicine and Health organized by the French Society of Occupational Medicine, the Society of Occupational Medicine and Health of Strasbourg, the University Institute of Health – Work – Environment of Alsace as well as the Institute of Occupational Health Services for the region. It takes place June 14-17, 2022, at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès in Strasbourg. On this occasion, Public Health France will host a conference on the promotion of environments conducive to health, as well as a workshop on the approach to health promotion in the workplace.

French public health interventions at CNMST 2022

June 14: The French Public Health Authority will lead a workshop entitled “Towards a global approach to promoting health in the workplace”.

June 15: The French Public Health Authority will participate in a conference entitled: “Working for the promotion of health-friendly environments”.

In addition to the planned interventions during oral communication sessions:

  • The National Program for Pleural Mesothelioma Surveillance (PNSM): 20 years of case monitoring, exposure, and medical and social recognition (1998-2017)
  • COVID-19 clusters linked to a professional activity that occurred in France between May 2020 and March 2021

And also display the posters:

  • “Integration of Monitoring and Vigilance Systems in Occupational Health: Evrest, MCP, RNV3P, Sumer”
  • “Do Parkinson’s patients of working age have more sick leave before being diagnosed? A French national evidence study »
  • “Socio-professional itinerary for asthmatics from the Constance Group”

Come visit us at our booth!

We will also be at the conference with a podium, at Site E4, to showcase our resources and tools.

Occupational health and safety: a strong focus for public health programs in France

Occupational health and safety is one of the important areas of work for public health in France and is part of the “Healthy environment, climate change and working conditions” challenge, the broad scope of which makes it possible to take into account systemic and global risks. related to climate change, to impacts related to chemicals or even permitting approaches by “environmental” environments.

Thus, to have a global view in the field of occupational health, Public Health France relies on the following systems:

  • epidemiological surveillance of the active population, thanks in particular to specialists / specialists or even thanks to surveillance systems based on occupational health and prevention services;
  • Monitor occupational exposure and worker impregnation, in particular through occupational exposure matrices, crop exposure matrices or the National Biomonitoring Program;
  • Monitoring for certain diseases (mesothelioma, other types of cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health disorders, neurodegenerative diseases);
  • Epidemiological investigations aim to address reports of unusual health events in the workplace (suspect clustering of disease cases, unexplained mass syndromes, atypical exposures, etc.).

The agency is also developing actions to promote health in the workplace, through several partnerships, with the goal of promoting behaviors that lead to health.

Santé publique France mène l’ensemble de ses actions dans le domaine de la santé au travail en lien avec d’autres acteurs du champ comme la Direction des risques professionnels de la CNAM, l’INRS, la MSA ou encore la Société Médecine Française the work. Collaboration with research teams is also sources of strong and important partnerships, allowing for strong interrelationships between research and control actions with the goal of improving prevention of occupational hazards.

The field of occupational health is complex, many players are involved and their work must be concerted and cohesive. The need arose to modernize the monitoring systems that contribute to the improvement of knowledge. The French Public Health Authority is actively involved in this matter by initiating exchanges between the institutions concerned and with the various partners. The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has highlighted major challenges to occupational health. Our priorities are to estimate the health workload in terms of disease and determinants, and to provide decision makers and prevention professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to function in the workplace. Employers can also play a critical role in the health of their employees, which is why the agency created the platform” Employers for health » Provide them with the appropriate tools to disseminate prevention and health promotion policy within their structure Professor Genevieve Chen, Director-General of Public Health in France

Discover the Employers for Health platform. Its mission is to promote and increase the employer’s accountability for the health of its employees. In order to support companies throughout the year, Public Health France provides them via the platform with the appropriate tools to disseminate prevention policy and health promotion within their structure, at their own pace.

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