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Document ID (ISN)110459
CIS number 10-0016
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rondinone B.M., Boccuni F., Iavicoli S.
Title Trends and priorities in occupational health research and knowledge transfer in Italy
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.36, No.4, p.339-348. 30 ref.
Abstract In 2000-2001, the Italian National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention (ISPESL) carried out a survey to identify the research priorities in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH). Based on a survey of experts having participated in the initial study, a follow-up study was carried out in 2007-2008 to review the themes identified earlier, detect emerging issues linked to new risks and forms of work and detect possible shifts in focus. The survey was extended to cover not only research but also the concept of knowledge transfer. The two most important themes identified were occupational accidents and occupational cancers. New priority areas identified included nanotechnologies, psychosocial and organizational factors, migrant workers and cost-benefit analysis. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; occupational hygiene; occupational health survey
Descriptors (secondary) cancer; psychology of work organization; survey; migrant workers; occupational accidents; stress factors; nanotechnology; new technologies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Transfer of technology