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Table 3 New items on the occupational disease list of Recommendation No. 194

From: Historical review of the List of Occupational Diseases recommended by the International Labour organization (ILO)

ILO legislation R194 (2002, revised 2010)
Chemical ‘02 17) Acrylonitrile, 18) Oxide of nitrogen, 19) Vanadium , 20) Antimony, 21) Hexane, 22) Mineral acid, 23) Thallium, 24) Pharmaceutical agents, 25) Osmium, 26) Selenium, 27) Copper, 28) Platinum, 29) Tin, 30) Zinc, 31) Ozone, phosgene, 32) Corneal irritants like benzoquinone, 33) Diseases caused by other chemical agents at work not mentioned
‘10 34) Nickel, 35) ammonia, 36) isocyanates, 37) pesticides, 38) sulfur oxides, 39) organic solvents, 40) latex, 41) chlorine
Physical ‘02 5) Disease caused by heat radiation, 6) Disease caused by ultraviolet radiation, 7) Disease caused by exposure to extreme temperatures, 8) Other physical agents not mentioned
‘10 Modified 6) to “diseases caused by optical (ultraviolet, visible light, infrared) radiations including laser”
Biological ‘02 No change (2002)
‘10 1) Brucellosis, 2) Hepatitis viruses, 3) HIV, 4) Tetanus, 5) Tuberculosis, 6) Toxic or inflammatory syndrome associated with bacterial or fungal contaminants, 7) Anthrax, 8) Leptospirosis, 9) Infectious disease not mentioned
Pulmonary ‘02 6) Siderosis, 7) Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases caused by inhalation of coal dust, dust from stone quarries, wood dust, dust from cereals and agricultural work, dust in animal stables, dust from textiles, and paper dust, 8) Diseases of the lung caused by aluminum, 9) Upper airway disorders caused by recognized sensitizing agents or irritants, 10) Other respiratory diseases not mentioned
‘10 10) Pneumoconiosis caused by non-fibrogenic mineral dust
Skin ‘02 2) Vitiligo caused by other recognized agents
‘10 3) Allergic contact dermatoses and contact urticaria, 4)Irritant contact dermatoses caused by other recognized irritant agents, 5)Other skin diseases caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents
Cancer ‘02 1) Asbestos, 2) Benzidine and its salts, 3) BCME, 4) Chromium VI, 5) Coal tars, coal tar pitches, 6) Beta-naphtylamine, 7) vinyl chloride, 8) Benzene, 9) Toxic nitro and amino derivatives of benzene or its homologue, 10) Ionizing radiation, 11) Tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil, anthracene, or compounds, 12) Coke oven emissions, 13) Nickel, 14) Wood dust, 15) Other carcinogens
‘10 16) Arsenic, 17) Beryllium, 18) Cadmium, 19) Erionite, 20) Ethylene oxide, 21) Hepatitis B virus and C virus
MSD ‘02 1) Musculoskeletal diseases caused by specific work activities or work environments where particular risk factors are present (rapid or repetitive motion, forceful exertion, excessive mechanical force concentration, awkward or non-neutral postures, vibration, local or environmental cold may potentiate risk)
‘10 1) Radial styloid tenosynovitis of the wrist, 2) Chronic tenosynovitis of the wrist, 3) Olecranon bursitis, 4) Prepatellar bursitis, 5) Epicondylitis, 6) Meniscus lesions, 7) Carpal tunnel syndrome, 8) Other musculoskeletal disorders not mentioned
Mental and behavioral ‘10 1) Post-traumatic syndrome, 2) Other mental and behavioral disease
  1. ILO: International Labour Organization, R194: ILO recommendation NO. 194, MSD: musculoskeletal disorder.