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Les risques psychosociaux au travail : droit et prévention d'une problématique de santé publique

Abstract : The misnamed psychosocial risks at work reflect the expression of contempt for the absolute fundamental norm and matrix of human rights : the dignity of the human being. As a manifestation of suffering at work, indecent working conditions and organizations (as defined by the UN) lead to the commodification of humankind as a means of production at the expense of worker’s fundamental rights, such as the right to health at work. Psychosocial risks at work, which are threats to public health, exempting them from the rule of law on which social order is based, and whose consequences of damage to the physical and mental health of workers affect society as a whole, break the social contract between individuals and the State. The legal obligations laid down by international, European and French texts, require the State and companies to exercise active and not only reactive prevention. The State, as guarantor and protector of respect for dignity and human rights, can use its prerogatives as a public authority to better protect workers’ health. Sociovigilance is then required as a new vigilance resulting from occupational health safety. Combined with the creation of an independent authority in charge of occupational health issues, sociovigilance is accompanied by a new proposal for the organisation of occupational risk prevention in France.
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Nina Tarhouny. Les risques psychosociaux au travail : droit et prévention d'une problématique de santé publique. Droit. Université paris 13, 2018. Français. ⟨tel-02063105v1⟩



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