The article retraces in a very concise way some of the most relevant changes that characterize the present relation between security and labor. In particular, two changes, that profoundly remodel the frame in which policies and practices of work safety are inscribed, are brought into the light. The paradigm of prevention, in fact, is strongly reshaped by two complex and ambivalent processes: individualization and privatization. At the centre of both these two processes (and of the possibility to redefine their social meaning) is the crucial issue of the informational basis of judgment in justice, as the factor feeding policies and practices concerning that matter (but not only). A strict relationship between cognitive and social justice is here stressed. The article also points out the way in which the contributions to the volume touch on the different aspects of such transformations.
Keywords: Work well-being, individualization, privatization, informational basis, prevention, cognitive justice