[The role of the factory doctor in the health promotion of workers: the experience of the "WHP Bergamo" network]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2012 Jul-Sep;34(3 Suppl):434-6.
[Article in Italian]


In Bergamo there is a huge network of 46 "health promoting companies" following an accreditation system which requires the implementation of best practices on health promotion in the workplace. For some of these practices, Company Doctor are involved: management of smokers and workers with alcohol consumption; courses for employees about WHP, use of SMS and web-based systems. Local Public Health Authority has created an annual training which also provided tools to Doctors for their activities in the project. Nowadays 55 doctors have been trained. For Accreditation 2012 eight companies will declare as good practice the training of its CD about smoking and three companies their activities on alcohol abuse prevention and control.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Occupational Health*
  • Occupational Medicine*
  • Physician's Role*