A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment

Joan Benach, Carles Muntaner, Fernando G. Benavides, Marcelo Amable, Pere Jodar

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Abstract

At the beginning of the 21st century, the emergence of new forms of work organization are transforming what had become standard types of work arrangements in industrialized countries. In this new labor market environment, new firms, types of workers, and risk factors are powerfully emerging. Contrary to common belief, emergent occupational health hazards should not be approached only as "technical" or "economic" value-free problems. Instead, many of the challenges faced by occupational health policy makers are predominantly related to professional values and to the political ideologies and economic interests of key stakeholders in the decision-making process. In this paper some of the key principles leading to efficient and equitable occupational health policies in the new work environment are discussed. An alternative is also proposed for dealing with the conditions and settings needed to meet the new challenges related to establishing an effective occupational health policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Toxicology
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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Benach, J., Muntaner, C., Benavides, F. G., Amable, M., & Jodar, P. (2002). A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 28(3), 191-196.

A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment. / Benach, Joan; Muntaner, Carles; Benavides, Fernando G.; Amable, Marcelo; Jodar, Pere.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 191-196.

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Benach, J, Muntaner, C, Benavides, FG, Amable, M & Jodar, P 2002, 'A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment', Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 191-196.
Benach J, Muntaner C, Benavides FG, Amable M, Jodar P. A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 2002 Jan 1;28(3):191-196.
Benach, Joan ; Muntaner, Carles ; Benavides, Fernando G. ; Amable, Marcelo ; Jodar, Pere. / A new occupational health agenda for a new work environment. In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 2002 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 191-196.
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