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Document ID (ISN)108455
CIS number 08-995
ISBN(s) 978-92-9191-140-0
Year 2007
Convention or series no. EEC European Risk Observatory Report EN 5
Author(s) Brun E., Milczarek M.
Title Expert forecast on emerging psychosocial risks related to occupational safety and health
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2007.127p. Illus. 277 ref.
Internet access http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports/7807118 [in English]
Abstract Significant changes which are taking place in the world of work lead to emerging psychosocial risks. Such risks, which are linked to the way work is designed, organized and managed, as well as to the economic and social context of work, result in an increased level of stress and can lead to serious deterioration of mental and physical health. In 2005, more than 20% of workers from the EU believed that their health is at risk because of work-related stress. This report presents the findings of an expert group on emerging psychosocial risks, supplemented by an analysis of the scientific research on key topics identified by the experts. A summary of the report is also available as a factsheet (CIS 08-250).
Descriptors (primary) European Union; mental workload; psychology and sociology; risk factors; mental health; stress factors; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; terms of employment; report; older workers
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Mental workload
Psychological factors
Older workers