Working conditions

Working conditions and workers' health

Report
Actualizado
13 Mayo 2019
Publicado
13 Mayo 2019
Formatos
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumen

This report uses European Working Conditions Survey data to examine working conditions and their implications for worker’s health. Ensuring the sustainability of work in the context of ageing populations implies a greater number of people in employment who can remain in the workforce for longer. The report examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being. The findings indicate that physical risks have not increased but remain important, while emotional demands have increased, underlining the growing importance of psychosocial risks at work. Changes over time suggest that although the risk of poor health is concentrated in certain occupations, those occupations traditionally considered to be protected are increasingly exposed to risks that are likely to affect workers’ health and well-being.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    EF18041
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1846-2
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-19-360-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/909840
    Catalogue info

    Working conditions and workers' health

    This report uses European Working Conditions Survey data to examine working conditions and their implications for worker’s health. Ensuring the sustainability of work in the context of ageing populations implies a greater number of people in employment who can remain in the workforce for longer. The report examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180411
    Catalogue info

    Condiciones de trabajo y salud de los trabajadores

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    El presente informe utiliza datos de la Encuesta europea sobre las condiciones de trabajo para examinar las condiciones de trabajo y sus implicaciones para la salud de la población activa. Garantizar la sostenibilidad del trabajo en el contexto de una población envejecida implica un mayor número de personas empleadas que pueda permanecer durante más tiempo en el mercado laboral. El informe analiza la interacción entre las exigencias laborales (que conllevan un mayor riesgo de agotamiento) y los recursos laborales (que contribuyen a un mayor compromiso y bienestar de quienes trabajan). Las conclusiones señalan que los riesgos físicos no han aumentado pero que siguen siendo importantes, mientras que las exigencias emocionales se han incrementado y han puesto de relieve la creciente importancia de los riesgos psicosociales en el trabajo. Los cambios a lo largo del tiempo indican que, si bien el riesgo de tener mala salud se concentra en determinadas profesiones, aquellas que tradicionalmente se consideraban seguras cada vez están más expuestas a riesgos que probablemente afecten a la salud y el bienestar de las personas trabajadoras.

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Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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