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Document ID (ISN)78023
CIS number 02-498
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2064-6
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 356/2001
Author(s) Rick J., Briner R.B., Daniels K., Perryman S., Guppy A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A critical review of psychosocial hazard measures
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, July 2001. viii, 137p. Illus. 300 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract Occupational safety and health legislation requires that employers regularly conduct risk assessments to identify potential hazards to employees' health at the workplace. The idea of risk assessment for physical hazards is well-established. More recently, attention has focused on the assessment of risk from psychosocial hazards, and methods have been developed from research to assess the prevalence of workplace stressors. Although much research has been done on stress, there existed no systematic overview of the different types of stressor measures currently available, nor was there any consistently-recorded information about their relative merits. This report consists of a critical review of published literature, identifying a wide range of commonly used methods, assessing the research evidence available and providing an overview of their relative strengths. Conclusions are drawn about the state of knowledge in this area and issues for practice and research.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; mental health; social aspects; risk factors; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; responsibilities of employers; stress factors; report; psychology and sociology; legal aspects
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
Risk evaluation