Date of filling in this questionnaire or last update: 09/09/2021
1. JOB-EXPOSURE MATRICES
JEM name
  NOCCA-JEM
Institute
  Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Country
  Denmark
Contact person
  Johnni Hansen
Email
  johnni@cancer.dk
References (citation)
 

  • Kauppinen T, Heikkil√§ P, Plato N, Woldbaek T, Lenvik K, Hansen J, Kristjansson V, Pukkala E. Construction of a Job-exposure matrix for the Nordic countries. Acta Oncol. 2009 18:1-11.

References (weblinks)
 

  • https://astra.cancer.fi/NOCCA/

Year JEM was developed
  2009
Agents
 

  • Dusts and Fibres
  • Solvents
  • Metals and Metal Oxides
  • Other Chemicals
  • Biological Factors
  • Physical Agents
  • Ergonomics, Physical Workload, and Injury Related
  • Organisation of Work including Working Time

Fibres
 

  • Asbestos (any form of asbestos chrysotile, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, etc. or asbestos-containing material)

Inorganic dusts
 

  • Quartz (quartz or crystalline silica containing dusts)

Organic dusts
 

  • Animal dust (from living animals or hairs of animals, e.g. raw wool, furs of minks, etc.)
  • Wood dust (not specified)

Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbon solvents
 

  • Gasoline

Aromatic hydrocarbon solvents
 

  • Benzene
  • Toluene

Chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents
 

  • Chloroform
  • Methylene chloride
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Trichloroethanes
  • Trichloroethylene

Organic solvents, other than aliphatic, aromatic and chlorinated
 

  • Formaldehyde

Choose Metals and Metals Oxides
 

  • Chromium (metallic chromium, Cr(iii), Cr(vi) and all compounds)
  • Iron (metallic iron and all compounds)
  • Lead and all compounds
  • Nickel and all compounds

Engine exhaust
 

  • Diesel engine exhaust
  • Gasoline engine exhaust

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
 

  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Bitumen fumes

Sulphur compounds, volatile
 

  • Sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide

Welding fumes
 

  • Welding fumes, not specified

Choose
 

  • Light-at-night (LAN)
  • Radiation

Radiation
 

  • Ionising
  • Solar and ultraviolet

Ergonomics, Physical Workload, and Injury Related
 

  • Physical work load (e.g. heavy lifting of people or objects, pushing/pulling)

Occupation Axis
  Yes
Coding system
 

  • Other

Specify: Other
  NYK
Coding system (Number of digits used)
  3
Industry Axis
  No
Intensity
  Yes
Intensity categories/units
 

  • Semi-quantitative (specify categories and cut-off points, if applicable )

Probability
  Yes
Duration
  No
Frequency
  No
Peaks
  No
Data source(s)
 

  • Expert assessment
  • Direct measurements

Studies to which the JEM has been applied: Texts
 

  • Mainly NOCCA, but also other

Relation with other JEMs
  FINJEM
Availability
 

  • Upon request

Strengths
  Specific to each of 5 Nordic countries. Both probability and level. Four calendar periods
Weaknesses
  Primarily focus on confirmed and potential carcinogens only. No estimates after 1984