Strengthening of health surveillance of working populations: the use of international statistical classification of diseases (ICD-10) in occupational health
A WHO Meeting on Strengthening of Health Surveillance of Working Populations (The Use of International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD- 10) in Occupational Health) was convened in Geneva from 8 to 10 July 1998 to review the state of the art of health surveillance of working populations and to assist WHO in the development of Guidelines on the use of International Statistical Classification of Diseases in Occupational Health.
WHO in cooperation with NIOSH (USA) has prepared a draft document on the use of ICD-10 in Occupational Health. One of the main tasks of the meeting was to review the working document and suggest recommendations as to how it could be improved in order to create internationally acceptable Guidelines on thenotification of occupational diseases and injuries. The final target of this process is to strengthen the health surveillanceof working populations for the planning of preventive strategies.