Hazard identification involves the qualitative evaluation of scientific evidence on the association between environmental and occupational exposures and human cancer. Important policy decisions to reduce exposure to carcinogens in the workplace have resulted from hazard assessments conducted by authoritative bodies worldwide. Occupational cancer hazards have been successfully identified using published guidelines that integrate published evidence from studies with observational epidemiologic as well as experimental designs. This talk will describe methods for prioritising and integrating evidence across disciplines for hazard assessment and highlight examples where this has been important for protecting the health of workers.
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