Workers and Occupational Health Services

Fitting the workplace to the working person: The ‘patients’ of the Occupational Health Service are workplaces!

How can this motto be transformed into daily OHS practice? How is long term development of healthy work conditions contradicting the fast and sometimes erratic development of modern companies? How can workers check and influence what OHS are doing?

Trust the experts? Trust and (good) professional advice / areas of conflict:

EU requires companies to provide occupational health and safety services – companies hire and pay – how do OHServices relate to workers?  (Potential conflict lines: Professional position and knowledge / cooperation among experts with different professional background / regulations / ILO ethics guidelines / workers expectations / management’s demands / personal and political position of OHS experts / personal greed).

Facilitators: Gerhard Elsigan (Austria) and Graziano Frigeri (Italy)