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Document ID (ISN)100671
CIS number 02-1981
ISSN - Serial title 0034-8732 - Prevención
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mardarás Platas E.
Title Occupational stress - Understanding it to prevent it
Original title El estrés laboral - Comprenderlo para prevenirlo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 2002, No.160, p.8-18. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Following an introduction to the social and economic factors that can influence stress, this article goes on to explain stress and how it originates. Industrial hygiene is used as an example to illustrate how stress and its modes of action can be compared to physical or chemical agents: stress is transmitted by psychological pathways; it is a function of durations of exposure; stress factors are present in the working environment; limit values can be defined for stress factors. The different types of preventive measures (primary, secondary and tertiary) are reviewed and the need for enterprises to have access to instruments for the determination of stress factors and the evaluation of the degree and type of stress is emphasized.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; plant safety and health organization; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; neuropsychic stress; social aspects; individual susceptibility; mental stress
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout