|Document ID (ISN)||78823|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Niño Escalante J.
||Evaluation of occupational hazards and psychosocial factors
||Evaluación de los riesgos laborales y factores psicosociales [in Spanish]|
||1st Quarter 2002, Vol.22, No.85, p.25-35. Illus. 8 ref.
||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.
||psychology and sociology; social aspects; hazard evaluation; conditions of work
||work organization; mental workload; risk factors; stress factors; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors