Ergonomics in Italy

  • Luigi Bandini Buti


All over Europe (and also in other places) in the seventies, dangerous work was entrusted to foreign migrant workers (Gastarbeiter) who tended not to be members of trade unions. These ‘second class’ workers would spend a few years working in a factory and then go back home. Since Italy had not yet experienced foreign immigration, but only a massive shift of working population from the south to the north of the country, we only had ‘first class’ workers. For this reason, the solution to environmental problems in Italy was not the turnover of migrant workers, but the need to design healthy environments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of DesignPolytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly

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