June 13th 2012
We are now in the process of completing the conceptual evaluation of the different models and are building a project database with data from a variety of workplaces. We are also making good progress with our evaluation of the user-friendliness of the models, and would welcome your assistance with this part of the study.
To help us in assessing their ease of use and performance, we would like to gather feedback on the different tools from a wide variety of stakeholders, and would therefore be grateful if you could complete a short online survey. Furrther information is available here
April 17th 2012
An article about the eteam project has been placed on the UK Health and Safety Executive’s REACH News website. Click here to view the article and links to other useful REACH-related information.
Following a recent article about the project circulated by ECETOC colleagues to the TRA user group, and the eteam website going live, we have received many emails from people interested in the project.
We are working our way through these messages, so if you have contacted us but not yet received a reply, please bear with us, we will be in touch very soon.
The data collection phase of the project has now started. IOM and ITEM colleagues will be meeting with potential providers over the next quarter to finalise the data transfer mechanisms, following which population of the database will commence. There is still time to volunteer data however, so if you or your contacts have any measurement results that you think could be of assistance in the project, please get in touch.
February 14th 2012
Identification of exposure data for the external validation section of the project is progressing well, but new sources of information are always welcome!
Last week, Dr Martie van Tongeren and Judith Lamb from the IOM met in Dortmund with BAuA and NIOSH colleagues to discuss opportunities for workplace exposure data sharing within the ETEAM project. The meeting was very productive and will facilitate future joint working on this and other projects. Our photograph shows (l-r) Martin Tischer (BAuA), Martie Van Tongeren (IOM), and Martin Harper (NIOSH).
The meeting delegates also enjoyed a flying visit to the impressive and entertaining DASA Working World exhibition
situated adjacent to the BAuA headquarters, which charts the history of man’s interaction with the workplace and its hazards. We recommend a visit - not many museums give you the chance to interact with a textile factory, steel furnace, construction site and power station control room in one place, and that was only the ground floor!!