Olivia Bonardi

Besides stress: the new risks and their global assessment

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Keywords: Risk assessment, precarious work, gender-related issues.

The essay proposes an analytical perspective to interpret the new obligations about risk assessment introduced by delegated decree 81/2008 (and its following amendments) in accordance with the fundamental principles in force in this field, specifically with the principles of universality and globality of health protection. After pointing out the international and national sources that set these principles and their significance in the field of safety at work, the Author investigates on how risk asses ment has to be carried out with regard to the specific risks connected to the typology of employment relationships, precarious works, gender differences, conditions of foreigner workers and age. The analysis explains the necessity of a further legislative action aimed at defining precise procedures and times for the assessment of all risks. The Author suggests, de iure condito, that the H&S-at-Work Permanent Consultative Commission, which has the task of designing standardised procedures for risk assessment in companies with less than 50 employees, should give precise guidelines also with regard to these new specific risks.

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