Frans Russel, theme Renal disorders, has been appointed chairman of the permanent Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS) and member of the Presidium Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands, which is an Independent scientific advisory body for government and parliament.The Presidium Committee acts as a sounding board and think tank for strategic issues and the general running of the Council. DECOS focuses on health risks and assesses substances to which employees are exposed at their respective workplaces in terms of the substances’ toxic properties and effects on health.
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