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Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies.
2006 (English)In: Occupational Health and Public Health. Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future / [ed] Clark Nelson, Marie,Beckman, Svante, Stockholm: Arbetslivsinstitutet , 2006, 98-114 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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About a hundred years ago occupational and environmental health became an increasingly urgent topic in Western societies. Today’s perceptions and organisation for the prevention and treatment of occupational health problems are to a great extent historical products of a specific regime of work during the classical industrial era. For several reasons occupational health and safety became a field of its own, involving medical and technical expertise, politicians, public administrations, trade unions and employers associations. Its roots, however, are also to be found in the general history of public health. In the context of the evolving welfare state the two fields of occupational and of public health have developed as overlapping, though separately organised, social and scientific concerns. The affinity of the histories of the two fields was the main reason for organising “The 2 nd International Conference on the History of Occupational Health and Environmental Prevention” and “The 4 th International Conference of the International Network for the History of Public Health” as a joint effort with a view toward casting light on their relationship and to promote collaboration between the two. The conference under the title Occupational Health and Public Health: Lessons from the Past – Challenges for the Future took place in the old industrial city of Norrköping in southern Sweden in September 2001. It was organised by the Swedish National Institute for Working Life (NIWL) in co-operation with the Clinica del Lavoro Luigi Devoto, Italy, the ICOH Scientific Committee on the History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases, the International Network for the History of Occupational and Environmental Prevention (IHOEP), International Network for the History of Public Health (INHPH), The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention (ISPESL), Italy, the National Institute of Public Health, Sweden, the Wellcome Trust and the Swedish Council for Work Life and Social Research.

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Stockholm: Arbetslivsinstitutet , 2006. 98-114 p.
, Arbete och hälsa : vetenskaplig skriftserie, ISSN 0346-7821 ; 10
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41249Local ID: 55399ISBN: 978-91-7045-810-1ISBN: 91-7045-810-3OAI: diva2:262100
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2013-09-02

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