TACKLING EMERGING OCCUPATIONAL RISK LANDSCAPE: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Autor/autori: Nicolae ILIA┼×, Roland Iosif MORARU, Mihai POPESCU STELEA


Abstract: This article is aimed at analysing and summarizing significant information which are available regarding the basic issues of common concern, across Europe and worldwide, regarding the so-called emerging occupational risks, in terms of bodies responsible for prevention, control institutions and social partners involved in working processes. The main goal of our approach is to outline an overview on how the involved parties perceive this subject, certainly extremely important in the field of occupational health and safety. If consensus elements can be extracted, they start from the acknowledgment that defining and identifying the considered emerging risks is, by default, a challenge. Obviously it will not be enough to address them from an opposite perspective with respect to traditional risks. Consequently, we formulate certain principles aimed at emerging risk prevention need awareness in Romanian organizations.

Keywords: occupational health and safety (OHS), emerging risk, foresight, prevention principle, management.

 

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