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Document ID (ISN)106009
CIS number 07-234
ISBN(s) 3-86509-198-9
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Fb 1026
Author(s) Metz A.M., Degener M., Pitack J.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Assessing mental constraints in relation to location and time
Original title Erfassung psychischer Fehlbelastung unter den Aspekten Ort und Zeit [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2004. 118p. 91 ref. Price: EUR 12.50.
Internet access http://www.baua.de/nn_28502/sid_AB32F0E9451CB62CB8EE4664D192E5E0/nsc_true/de/Publikationen/Forschungsberichte/2004/Fb1026,xv=vt.pdf [in German]
Abstract German legislation requires that workplace hazard evaluations also take into account an evaluation of occupational mental stress. This study examines whether one of the methods of screening for occupational mental stress risk factors, namely the SPA method, also enables the assessment of mental stress factors for jobs with variable working hours or workplace locations. Findings indicate that the SPA method allows the determination of occupational stress risk factors with sufficient precision and reliability. As far as flexible work is concerned, the outcome is that the risk of mental stress depends more on the content of work than on working hours or workplace location.
Descriptors (primary) non-permanent workers; stress factors; flexible working time; mental workload
Descriptors (secondary) report; Germany; drivers; glossary; stress evaluation; nursing personnel; police forces; survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Hours of work
Mental workload