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Document ID (ISN)100815
CIS number 02-1708
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbritti G., Muzi G, Latini L., Abbritti E.P., Dell'Omo M., Vinci F., Castellino N.
Title Health promotion in an occupational setting: What are the prospects in the Italian context?
Original title La promozione della salute in ambiente di lavoro: quali prospettive nella situazione italiana? [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2000, Vol.91, No.6, p.515-530. 45 ref.
Abstract Following an examination of the literature, safety and health promotion programmes are recognized as needed in workplaces in Italy. This is particularly so where the working population is relatively stable, because workers can be monitored over a long period of time. The most successful programmes are aimed at modifying high-risk life-style behaviour patterns (smoking, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, etc.) through information, active participation, screening, follow-up, changes in the working environment and physical exercise activities. These health promotion programmes are however extremely hard to develop for Italian workers, since most firms are small and much still remains to be done in order to eliminate occupational risk factors. The current flexibility of modern work patterns could constitute a further obstacle.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; conditions of work; safety and health propaganda; risk factors; evaluation of safety propaganda
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Accident research
OSH training