|Document ID (ISN)||110834|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Papadopoulos G., Georgiadou P., Papazoglou C., Michaliou K.
||Occupational and public health and safety in a changing work environment: An integrated approach for risk assessment and prevention
||Oct. 2010, Vol.48, No.8, p.943-949. 112 ref.
||During recent years the work environment has undergone significant changes regarding working time, years of employment, work organization, type of employment contracts and working conditions. This article examines the consequences of these changes on occupational and public safety and health, which include the disruption of human biological rhythms, the increase of workers fatigue due to changes in patterns of working hours and years of employment, job insecurity and occupational stress, which have a serious impact on workers' health and may result in an increase in occupational accidents. The difficulties arising in conducting effective occupational risk assessments and implementing OSH measures are also discussed. Finally, some concluding remarks are made.
||work organization; conditions of work; hazard evaluation; plant safety and health organization
||work time schedules; biological rhythms; fatigue; unsafe acts; stress factors; economic aspects; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Safety organization and training
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work