The SiMoRA project began in 1992 and was completed in 2006. It consisted of the implementation and start up of an ICT platform to manage information and services for environmental risks prevention. The project had two different phases: the first phase started in 1992, when the law 592/92 established the prevention department in each local healthcare authority. In this phase the ICT platform was mainly dedicated to the collection of data regarding air pollution levels; industrial water outputs; industrial waste management; and working environment security levels. The first release ran until 2002, when a new law transferred part of the department competencies to a new agency, the ARPA (Agenzia Regionale Prevenzione Ambientale) and the competencies of the department were focused on the monitoring and prevention of risks in working environment and in food security. The second phase started in 2002: a new version of the ICT platform was developed, with new functions for the management of food hygiene controls and the loss of the environment monitoring functions. An ICT platform was developed and was completely reengineered in the second phase of the project; the actual running version was developed in J2EE standard and integrated with a GIS interface, allowing geographic representation of collected data and an easy-to-use mapping interface to select areas, industrial districts, and single plants and compare the impacts in the neighbouring area.
The platform is used by public officers working for the prevention department of the local Healthcare Organisation - Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL) - to schedule and plan inspections and controls to be made in the production plants in order to verify the compliance with working security laws and in the food production plants, as well as in food distribution networks to verify the respect of hygiene conditions and standards. When the controls are done, public officers can store information, follow up data from each plant and produce statistical and epidemiological elaborations.
The use of the SiMoRA platform allows the public officers a real and effective working security and increased efficiency in both the planning of routine controls and inspections. Statistical elaborations allow the local authority to map the risk levels of working conditions due to the industrial plants’ activity and the production of recommendations and guidelines for the reduction of workers defeats; single plant data collection and an alert system managed by the ICT platform allows the public officers a fast and effective action in monitoring critical situations and in committing specific obligations to the single plant, when the risk level exceed the levels admitted by Italian laws.
|Award category:||public service delivery|
|Sector:||Public health and social welfare/affairs|
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|Keywords:||Workers’ security, food hygiene conditions, risk assessment, risk prevention, IT platform|
|Short English description:||The use of the SiMoRA platform allows the public officers a real and effective working security and increased efficiency in both the planning of routine controls and inspections|
|Organisation:||Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catanzaro|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|