The world of work and the way work life is organized in our societies today is a key determinant of well-being. Maintaining a good level of health for the working population is an objective of any society. Work-related accidents and occupational diseases or psychological disorders decrease the well-being of people, their families, their community and their country. On the other hand, health is an essential condition for sustainable economic-social development.
The most successful organizations have understood the importance of investing in promoting health at work. They are aware that healthy workers and a healthy workplace are the foundations for sustainable economic success. In the knowledge society and the growth of the service sector in our economies, the role of workers becomes more important. Healthy employees enable companies and societies together to develop innovative capabilities that ensure survival within globalized competition.
The preventive culture of occupational risks means that citizens in general, and employers and workers in particular, incorporate the defense of health into their values ¿¿and attitudes by improving working conditions.
The LPRL, in its article 5.2, establishes the obligation of public administrations to promote the improvement of preventive education at different educational levels, and especially, in the training offer corresponding to the national system of professional qualifications, as well as the adequacy of the training of human resources necessary for the prevention of occupational risks.
The objective of this training system promoted by the LPRL, among others, is to train prevention professionals: technicians of different levels, doctors and working nurses. In relation to this, it is worth highlighting the creation of the title of Professional Training, Higher Technician in Occupational Risk Prevention (RD 1161/2001), as well as the fact of an increase of one year in the residence of the specialty in occupational medicine from 2006 reaching 4 years duration and including rotations for hospital care services (RD 193/2003). The university approval of the training that provisionally included said accreditation in the third transitory provision of RD 39/1997 has also been completed.
In this context, the universities have designed a Master's Program that welcomes this specialized training following its usual processes and procedures, which includes face-to-face training. For this, among the teaching staff, in addition to the specialists from both universities, there have been professionals from the ISSL of the CARM, and qualified technicians from important companies at the national level with the aim of achieving the degree competencies required for a professional of prevention of occupational hazards.