Welfare and Ergonomics are two terms concerning man and his well-being. Welfare in its various meanings is the body of social policies aimed at affirming the right to citizenship, although in recent decades some changes have modified the original system, calling into question the fairness between generations and genders, between those who have and do not have work and between professional categories. Ergonomics as a method is linked to the development of technology, although over time it has broadened its scope of interest and, through a methodology of participatory design, has dealt with culture, reception, integration and professional awareness, while remaining an operational tool for health and safety at work. The two terms were born in the same context: welfare with the introduction of laws on compulsory insurance against risks arising from work done; ergonomics with the design of spaces, of the tools and production processes according to the specific skills of the workers. Modern welfare and modern ergonomics, going through various phases and involving an increasing number of areas of study/intervention, have come to take care, with different variations, of the man in the interaction with the environment. Both stressed the importance of maintaining psycho-physical and relational well-being. The magazine, combining these two terms, aims to develop a new way of studying citizens' welfare and safety problems by mixing established knowledge in social policy with the multidisciplinary approach and ergonomics methods. Integration between welfare policies and ergonomics makes it possible to look at social issues in different interpretative ways in an attempt to find more effective and sustainable solutions.
Associate editors: Mara Tognetti (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Antonella Ciocia (IRPPS-CNR) Scientific board: Maria Carmela Agodi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università La statale di Milano), Sveva Avveduto (IRPPS-CNR), Ignazia Bartholini (Università di Palermo), Stefano Boffo (IRPPS-CNR), Corrado Bonifazi (IRPPS-CNR), Maurizio Bonolis (Sapienza Università di Roma), Paola Borgna (Università di Torino), Maria Girolama Caruso (IRPPS-CNR), Francesca Coin (Lancaster University), Enzo Colombo (Università La statale di Milano), Teresa Consoli (Università di Catania), Fiorenza Deriu (Sapienza università di Roma), Paola Devivo (Università Federico II di Napoli), Fabio Folgheraiter (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mercedes Gori (IFC-CNR), Ivetta Ivaldi (IRPPS-CNR), Daniela Luzi (IRPPS-CNR), Antonio Maturo (Università di Bologna), Carla Moretti (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Stefano Neri (Università La Statale di Milano), Oscar Nicolaus (IRPPS-CNR), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Fabrizio Pecoraro (IRPPS-CNR), Annalisa Pitino (IFC-CNR), Sandra Potestà (Invited expert evaluator – UE), Paolo Ricci (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Silvana Salerno (Enea - Sapienza università di Roma), Makoto Sekimura (Université de la ville de Hiroshima, Giappone), Jean-Pierre Tabin (Haute école de travail et de la santé EESP, Lausanne), Marco Terraneo (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Stefano Tomelleri (Università di Bergamo), Tommaso Vitale (SciencesPo, Paris), Darja Zavirsek (Univerza v Ljubljani, SI). Editorial team manager: Antonietta Bellisari Editorial staff: Maria Giovanna Felici Open Journal System-OJS Responsible Cristiana Crescimbene Translation revision manager: Sandra Potestà
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