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Document ID (ISN)108247
CIS number 08-749
ISBN(s) 92-4-159165-X
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Protecting workers' health series No. 6
Author(s) Houtman I., Jettinghoff K., Cedillo L.
Title Raising awareness of stress at work in developing countries
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service,1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2007. 44p. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In developing countries, the focus of occupational safety and health initiatives has until now essentially been on chemical, biological and physical exposures, while the psychosocial risks at work are still largely neglected. This booklet aims at raising awareness among employers and worker representatives of work-related stress in developing countries. Topics addressed: effects of globalization and the changing nature of work; definition of work-related stress; step-by-step approach to managing work-related stress; role of employers' and workers' representatives.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; psychology of work organization; developing countries; risk factors; stress factors
Descriptors (secondary) role of employers' organizations; work organization; role of management; role of workers' organizations; risk awareness
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
OSH in developing countries
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors