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Social epidemiology and occupational health Consol Serra

The research group in Social Epidemiology and Occupational Health (Center for Research in Occupational Health, CiSAL) is an IMIM and CEXS-UPF research group, which is part of the CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (since 2008) and is recognized as a group consolidated by the Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), (since 2002.)

The European strategy on Safety and Health at Work draws attention to the need to keep people in the labor market, through healthy work environments, effective return programs for those who leave the labor market, whether temporary or permanently, due to a health problem, and a focus on the employment of vulnerable groups, such as migrants, ethnic minorities, women and workers in precarious employment.

CISAL investigates occupational health issues with relevant implications for workers, companies and governments that are particularly sensitive for social welfare systems. Its objective is that its research be useful to improve the health of workers, evaluate the impact of preventive programs in the workplace and inform the priorities of health policies.

CISAL research and transfer focuses on a variety of current work-related health problems that include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal disorders, work injury injuries, workplace prevention programs; and the determinants of absence due to illness and temporary /permanent disability. Its research also emphasizes groups of vulnerable workers, with a focus on the aging of the population, women, migrants and precarious employment.

CISAL is involved in the development of new measurement tools for the Spanish working population and surveys of working conditions and health; It is also involved in ongoing research collaboration with Universities and Institutions in Europe, North America and Latin America.


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