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Occupational Injuries and Health in the Workplace: Planning of Prevention Interventions, Organizational Models and Support Tools for Companies

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1624

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Department of Work and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), 00143 Rome, Italy
Interests: occupational injuries and health; occupational accident surveillance systems; near miss detection

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Department of Medicine, Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), 00143 Rome, Italy
Interests: health and safety management and organizational models; near miss detection; evaluation of the effectiveness of prevention interventions

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Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of legislation on health and safety in the workplace has led to a progressive conceptual change from a more objective approach to prevention to a more subjective model. Alongside this, the core role of the individuals inside the organization is increasingly recognized as a quality factor in the whole safety management system at workplace. The issue of the Legislative decree 81/2008, for example, in Italy, has improved the evolutionary process of prevention according to the changing world of work, factoring in technology evolution, goods and services production and work organization to design a prevention model based on workers’ subjective perception of health and safety at work. Prevention is not just a matter of people’s health and safety at work, or indeed of compliance with the legislation, but it also means building on education, adopting organizational measures and creating strategies to enhance working conditions for shared welfare. In addition, it is important to plan intervention programs to refund victims of accidents. The current OSH law promotes interventions and new tools for prevention which are both addressed to companies and people-centered. They should support OSH training and promotion and meanwhile encourage companies to adopt safety management systems and organizational models which fit the new prevention concepts.

Dr. Giuseppe Campo
Dr. Diego De Merich
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • preventional interventions
  • safety management systems and organizational models
  • support tools for health and safety at work

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Management Approaches to Health and Safety at Work during Prevention Intervention Planning
by Vanessa Manni, Diego De Merich and Giuseppe Campo
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(24), 7142; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20247142 - 05 Dec 2023
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This work deals with a systematic review of the literature data concerning the theme of integrated approaches to occupational health and safety management, with particular reference to the programming of assistance plans, which guide companies’ organizational choices by also addressing the principles of [...] Read more.
This work deals with a systematic review of the literature data concerning the theme of integrated approaches to occupational health and safety management, with particular reference to the programming of assistance plans, which guide companies’ organizational choices by also addressing the principles of Total Worker Health. In the current regulatory framework on this issue, the UNI ISO 45001: 2018 standard “Occupational health and safety management systems—Requirements and guidance for use” (published on 12 March 2018)” assumes relevance, defining dynamic approaches to occupational health and safety management systems—paying particular attention to external contextual factors that may influence corporate organizational decisions. The adoption of these systems is not mandatory but allows companies to fulfill their duties in terms of health and safety at work through an organizational approach aimed at the awareness, involvement, and participation of all subjects of the company prevention system, progressing past the phase of mere technological and prescriptive approaches towards a holistic vision of prevention that places the person at the center of preventive actions. In this context, the role of institutional networks and socio-economic partnerships assumes particular importance via the activation of territorial assistance interventions to support companies aimed at improving risk management levels. To this end, the importance of verifying the effectiveness of assistance interventions emerges from the scientific debate using indicators such as quantitative indicators aimed at measuring the performance of all phases of an intervention, with particular attention to their effects in terms of the improved solutions developed. Full article
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