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Document ID (ISN)78823
CIS number 02-991
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ni˝o Escalante J.
Title Evaluation of occupational hazards and psychosocial factors
Original title Evaluaciˇn de los riesgos laborales y factores psicosociales [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.85, p.25-35. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Psychosocial factors need to be taken into account in work management and organizational objectives aimed at improving working conditions, productivity and workers' satisfaction. This article outlines the methodology for evaluating psychosocial factors. It is based on an analysis of working conditions likely to give rise to hazards. Examples of psychosocial risk factors include mental workload, having responsibilities, organizational factors and the means at one's disposal, ambiguity and conflicting roles, social support, hours of work and intrinsic and extrinsic activity. Statistical analysis of absenteeism and health effects of the evaluated hazards, as well as surveys of working conditions and individual or group discussions enable the highlighting of hazard inductors. As a result of this analysis, practical proposals can be made for improving working conditions.
Descriptors (primary) psychology and sociology; social aspects; hazard evaluation; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; mental workload; risk factors; stress factors; work time schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Risk evaluation