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Minerva Medicolegale 2006 June;126(2):213-24

language: Italian

Risk Management in sanitary work environment: legal occupational aspects

Massimelli M. 1, Falcetta R. 2, Rosate R. 1, Ghiardi M. 1, Converso D. 3

1 Dipartimento di Anatomia Farmacologia e Medicina Legale Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino
2 Servizio di Medicina del Lavoro Azienda Ospedaliera O.I.R.M. S.Anna, Torino
3 Dipartimento di Psicologia Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino


The legal doctor and the occupational doctor have always been responsible for “risk”, although with different connotations and approaches. The sanitary work environment is more and more complex due to the participation of many different professionalisms and to the goal of the working activity: not the production of a manufactured article, but the defence of a superior interest like health and life. After a brief survey of the main risks for the safety and health of health’s operators, stress is laid on the insurance problems in specific cases of working discomfort like mobbing and burn out. Finally, the authors, underline the necessity of a new professional,which can be defined “legal occupational doctor”. This new professional should be, substantially, a connector between legal insurance medicine and occupational medicine, thus making it possible a close analysis and study of the new problems of legal occupational medicine due to the rapid and recent modifications of human work and working relationships.

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