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Document ID (ISN)108415
CIS number 08-987
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 488
Author(s) Amati C.A., Scaife R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Investigation of the links between psychological ill-health, stress and safety
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. iv, 99p. Illus. 50 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Investigating the causes of accidents, incidents and unsafe behaviour, including understanding the possible influence of psychological ill-health, has become a priority. This understanding should address both whether experiencing psychological ill-health or stress at work can impact on individuals' safety behaviour and also how the presence of potential sources of psychological ill-health or stress at work may affect safety performance. This report presents evidence to contribute to this understanding, focusing on the relationship between psychological ill-health, stress and safety in a work context. It is based on a literature review, and divided into sections addressing the following topics: prevalence of psychological ill-health and stress; impact of psychological ill-health and stress on behaviour; evidence from accidents; stress and causes of accidents and errors.
Descriptors (primary) human factors; psychology and sociology; human behaviour; causes of accidents; stress factors; risk factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; United Kingdom; glossary; unsafe acts; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout