A case study concerns a public health service where work analysis, oriented towards primary prevention, is repeatedly performed over a long period of time. The goal is to present the approach of the Interdisciplinary Research Program “Organization and Well-Being”, that has been active for three decades. This approach is based on the Organizational Action Theory and concerns the analysis of work processes’ regulation. It takes care of the well-being of people at work and implies that the analysis, carried out by the workers themselves, coincides with the transformation of the work processes. The debate is open about the possible connections between this approach and the ones that share the same epistemological premises.
Well-being, Primary prevention, Work analysis, Organizational action, Health service.