Efficacia dei Servizi di Prevenzione e Sicurezza negli Ambienti di Lavoro (Servizi PSAL) nella riduzione degli infortuni professionali in Regione Lombardia

Translated title of the contribution: «Effectiveness of Health and Safety at Work Services (PSAL) in reducing occupational injuries in Lombardy Region».

Nicole Ruggiero, Battista Magna, Nicoletta Cornaggia, Anna Maria Rosa, Orazio Ferrero, Massimiliano Mazzieri, Dario Consonni, Susanna Cantoni

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Abstract

Introduction: In recent years, Italy has seen a reduction in workplace accidents due to several factors, including the controls carried out by the Health and Safety at Work Services (PSAL) of the Local Health Units (ATS). Objective: To verify the contribution of PSAL Services to injury reduction. In particular, to identify the existence of a difference between incidence rates of accidents in companies before and after inspections and possible variations in rates between inspected and non-inspected companies. Methods: We analyzed data of the activities carried out by the PSAL Services of the Lombardy Region in the system I.M.Pre.S@ (Computerization and Health Prevention Monitoring) in the period 2010-2015, together with data from the Regional Accident Database of the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL). The “difference in difference” (DID) method was used to evaluate the different effect on inspected and non-inspected industries. Results: Between the pre- and post-vigilance periods, inspected companies showed a greater reduction either of total injury rates (DID=-2.7 per 1000 worker-years; 90% confidence interval (CI): -4.1; -1.3) or of severe injury rates (DID=-1.1; 90% CI: -1.7; -0.5). These effects were visible in the majority of ATS and occupational sectors. Conclusions: This study, made possible by a valid and efficient regional data tracking system, has shown the positive effect of the PSAL prevention actions on the frequency of both total and severe injuries.

Translated title of the contribution«Effectiveness of Health and Safety at Work Services (PSAL) in reducing occupational injuries in Lombardy Region».
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)110-124
Number of pages15
JournalMedicina del Lavoro
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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