RER is one of Italy’s leading regions in terms of per capita income and for many years has been classified as one of the richest regions in Europe.
RER ranks first in Italy and third in Europe for the quality of its healthcare services provided by the Regional Health System.
Within the Regional Health System, the Public Health Department has the goal of preventing public illnesses due to environmental as well as occupational exposure. It also promotes a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent chronic diseases related to well-known determinants such as smoking habits, alcohol consumption, nutrition and physical activity in different settings.
The Public Health Department is composed of different units: Workplace Health Protection Area deals with occupational health prevention and coordinates the local Occupational Health Services of the Regional Health System giving directions and strategies in managing and reducing all the risks present in the workplaces as well as the consequences on public health, is one of these.