A European directive, transposed into the legal systems of the member States, steers towards an idea of prevention that is primary, general, programmed and integrated in work design. The interpretation of norms and the guidelines of institutions devoted to health and safety in the workplace direct, however, towards the management of existing risks. This is particularly evident as far as stress and the so called psycho-social risks are concerned. Even the approaches of disciplines regarding work follow the same trend. A real and effective protection of well-being appears to be neglected, and this is confirmed by statistics about physical and psychological damages to workers. The contributions in this collection concern France and Italy, where, however, internationally recognized approaches, allowing primary prevention interventions on work, have been developed.
Prevention, Stress, Risks at work, Workers’ health, Organizational action.
Table of contents
Bruno Maggi, Michela Marchiori, Giovanni Rulli, Introduction
Pascal Etienne, Prevention in the workplace in France
Bruno Maggi, Prevention in the workplace in Italy
Angelo Salento, Work safety and the dogma of entrepreneurial monopoly on organization
Yves Clot, Hygienism against work quality?
Giovanni Costa, Work related stress: from risk assessment to prevention
Giovanni Rulli, Stress at work: risk evaluation and prevention