THE Be RESPONSIBLE PROGRAM
Employers should follow the requirements established by the respective member states regarding occupational health surveillance. However, BeST recommends any worker who exhibits signs or symptoms of exposure to beryllium metal be evaluated by a physician having expertise in chronic lung diseases.
National Focal Points
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is a network organisation, with a "focal point" in each Member States as well as in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States and candidate and potential candidate countries. This enables EU-OSHA to be more successful in the creation of healthier, safer, and more productive workplaces by permitting a greater sharing of information.
Nominated by each government as EU-OSHA’s official representative in that country, the focal points are typically the competent national authority for safety and health at work and are primary contributors to the implementation of the EU-OSHA’s work programmes.
Each focal point manages its own tripartite network comprising of government bodies and representatives from worker and employer organisations. This network provides input to the EU-OSHA’s work and the mechanism to disseminate products and information to national stakeholders. In addition, the focal points are active in the planning and implementation of EU-OSHA campaigns as well as nominating national experts to the agency’s groups and seminars.
National Focal Points in EU Member States