New and Emerging Risk Factors in Occupational Health

Nicola Magnavita, Francesco Chirico

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Abstract

Workplace health and safety is constantly evolving both in developed and developing countries. Under the tumultuous development of technology, working environments are changing, leading to the onset of new occupational hazards and unprecedented risk conditions deriving from the new ways of organizing work. At the same time, progress in medical science, with the knowledge in the fields of genetics, metabolomics, big data, and smart technologies, makes it possible to promptly identify and treat risk conditions that would have escaped notice in the past. Personalized occupational medicine represents the frontier of prevention in the workplace, from the perspective of total worker health and the sustainability of resources. The contributions to this Special Issue range from chemical, physical, and biological to psychosocial risks, and from the search for new ways to control long-known risks, such as mercury toxicity, to observations of the most frequent pathologies in the workplace in the last twenty years, such as repetitive trauma diseases, immunodeficiency transmitted as a result of biological injuries, and violence and psychological trauma in the workplace. New insights are needed in occupational health and safety practice to address the new challenges in this field.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
Numero di pagine7
RivistaAPPLIED SCIENCES
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • big data
  • disability management
  • genetics
  • personalized prevention
  • total worker health

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