Comparative study of contemporary ethical issues in occupational health
Health protection is a major issue in the workplace, as illustrated by the intensification of work, the “New Ways of Working” (NWOW), technological change, new ways of organising work, and the risks of pandemics. The consequences of these transformations materialise in the form of psychosocial risks (PSR)/harassment/discrimination, debates on quality of life at work (QWL) policies, chemical risks, nanoparticles, etc. and intersect with public health and health-environment issues. The protection of health at work is fundamental as each worker should be able to benefit from a fundamental right to go home in good health, respect for his or her person and physical and mental integrity.
Thus, the project aims to place the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region at the forefront of research in the humanities and social sciences on the theme of ethical issues in occupational health, by providing regional research teams (in law, sociology, economics, management, psychology, ergonomics, philosophy, epidemiology, educational sciences, information and communication sciences, etc.) with a shared and collaborative framework for research. A mutualised and collaborative framework allowing the elaboration of multi and interdisciplinary works, the dialogue with professional actors, the study of innovative data, the comparison between national systems, and the scientific and socio-economic valorisation of this research at a national and international level.