(Re)Discovering that Work Can Be Dangerous to Your Health: The Revival of the Occupational Health Movement, 1960-2000

Exploring the Occupational Health Movement from 1960 to 2000

  • Date: 07 NOVEMBER 2023  from 17:30 to 19:00

  • Event location: Institute of Advanced Studies - Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, Via Marsala, 26 - Bologna - In presence and online event

  • Type: Lectures

The lecture will focus on the grassroots labor activism that addressed dangerous working conditions and the engagement workers in street-level epidemiology, reporting on unsafe environments in workplace and community, after 1960. The origins of this movement were shared with the environmental movement, both in response to the chemical revolution of World War II and the widespread use of petrochemicals that presented specific hazards to male and female workers at work and in the community. Over time, it has become a social movement engaged not only in individual welfare but also on protecting and improving the working and living environment. The lecture explores how traditional understandings of occupational health and safety (hazards in coal mines, factories, and construction) have expanded to include stress, blood and airborne pathogens, workplace violence, and sexual harassment as workplace hazards. 


ISA Visiting Fellow - Elizabeth Faue

Wayne State University, MA U.S.

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PhD students and researchers who are interested may request an attendance certificate. 
The delivery of the attendance certificate requires the attendance of at least 70% of the lecture.