Dr. H.F. van der Molen

Main activities
occupational diseases, prevention, implementation research
Focus of research

Focus of reseach is threefold:

1) recognition and assesment of occupational diseases

2) prevention of occupational diseases, particularly musculoskeletal disorders

3) implementation of preventive measures

Key publications
  • van der Molen HF, Kuijer PPFM, Smits PBA, Schop A, Moeijes F, Spreeuwers D, Frings-Dresen MHW, Annual incidence of occupational diseases in economic sectors in The Netherlands. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2012;69 (7):519-521 [PubMed]
  • Boschman JS, Brand T, Frings-Dresen MHW, van der Molen HF, Improving the assessment of occupational diseases by occupational physicians. OCCUP MED-OXFORD 2017;67 (1):13-19 [PubMed]
  • van der Molen HF, Lehtola MM, Lappalainen J, Hoonakker PLT, Hsiao H, Haslam R, Hale AR, Frings-Dresen MHW, Verbeek JH, Interventions to prevent injuries in construction workers. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2012;2012 (12):CD006251 [PubMed]
  • Leider PC, Boschman JS, Frings-Dresen MHW, van der Molen HF, Effects of job rotation on musculoskeletal complaints and related work exposures: a systematic literature review. ERGONOMICS 2015;58 (1):18-32 [PubMed]
  • Stocks SJ, McNamee R, van der Molen HF, Paris C, Urban P, Campo G, Sauni R, Martínez Jarreta B, Valenty M, Godderis L, Miedinger D, Jacquetin P, Gravseth HM, Bonneterre V, Telle-Lamberton M, Bensefa-Colas L, Faye S, Mylle G, Wannag A, Samant Y, Pal T, Scholz-Odermatt S, Papale A, Schouteden M, Colosio C, Mattioli S, Agius R, Trends in incidence of occupational asthma, contact dermatitis, noise-induced hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome and upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in European countries from 2000 to 2012. OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2015;72 (4):294-303 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen (Occupational Diseases; Etiology and prevention of work-related diseases)

Prof. dr. J.K. Sluiter † (Medical selection and medical guidance of workers)

Dr. S. Kezić (Etiology and prevention of occupational skin diseases)

Other research related activities
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, APPLIED ERGONOMICS
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Registration guidelines for occupational diseases
Current research funding
  • Ministerie van SZW
  • NVAB