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Document ID (ISN)106213
CIS number 07-249
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pot F.D., Lourijen E., de Kleijn E., Dhondt S.
Title Stress prevention...Two complementary approaches of TNO Work and Employment (Netherlands)
Original title Prévention du stress... Deux approches complémentaires de TNO Work and Employment (Pays-Bas) [in French]
Bibliographic information Agence Nationale pour l'Amélioration des Conditions de Travail, 4, quai des Etroits, 69321 Lyon Cedex 05, France, Nov. 2001. 20p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.anact.fr/pls/portal/docs/1/7514.PDF [in French]
Abstract This report consists of a translation of papers on stress research projects carried out at the Dutch TNO Institute. The first paper shows that stress is the most important occupational disease in Europe, resulting in high costs both for enterprises and for the society at large. It is argued that in order to reduce the level of absenteeism due to stress, prevention at source should be favoured over stress management. The second paper proposes an organizational approach to coping with strong work demands and time pressures. It involves making an inventory of the current situation, identifying problem areas, proposing measures, and implementing and evaluating the measures. An example of a survey questionnaire in included.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) speed of work; Netherlands; work efficiency; research; mental workload; economic aspects; stress studies; sickness absenteeism
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors