The Working Time Society as well as the Scientific Committee on “Shiftwork and Working Time” of the International Commission on Occupational are twin associations focused on research, studies and practices on psycho-social aspects and health problems connected with night and shift work, more generally, with working hours.
The two associations operate in very strict connection, sharing the main officers and the most important scientific events, with the explicit aim of avoiding useless but keeping together people with different scientific backgrounds, job positions and interests, for a factual contribution to enhancing comprehension and management of working time organisation issues.
The aim is the improvement of workers’ health and welfare via proper preventive and compensative measures. The growing number of members of both Working Time Society and ICOH Scientific Committee including academics with different backgrounds, many young scientists and people from sparingly developed and developing countries.
Modern society is changing quite rapidly both in terms of productive and economic strategies, individual behaviours and social organisation. The so-called 24-hour Society necessitates a communal organisation where time fetters are no longer limits to human activities: subsequently, the plan of working time has become a crucial factor in work organisation, and acquires different values according to the economic and social penalties likely to arise at different periods in the company’s and worker’s life.Read More»