Abstract for: Safety and Health in Company Management. Towards a System Dynamics tools for training and policy making

The paper focuses on safety and health in the workplace and on how it can be integrated into the overall business management. A System Dynamics model is illustrated, pointing out that company’s policy on safety must not be considered as isolated and uncoordinated interventions. We thought to exploit the potential of the model as a teaching tool and, therefore, to add it in the curriculum of courses on safety. In this context, the aim of the model is raising awareness of safety among decision makers and showing also the potential economic benefits. Future works for the model will include testing, improvements on the mathematical-functional side and adjustments so that it can be used for policy making too.