Working conditions

Working conditions and workers' health

Report
Aggiornato
13 Maggio 2019
Pubblicato
13 Maggio 2019
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Sommario

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.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180411
    Catalogue info

    Condizioni di lavoro e salute dei lavoratori

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    La presente relazione utilizza i dati dell’indagine europea sulle condizioni di lavoro per esaminare le condizioni di lavoro e le loro implicazioni per la salute dei lavoratori. Riuscendo a garantire la sostenibilità del lavoro nel contesto dell’invecchiamento della popolazione è possibile permettere a un maggior numero di persone occupate di restare più a lungo nel mondo del lavoro. La relazione esamina l’interazione tra le richieste lavorative - che comportano un maggior rischio di esaurimento - e le risorse lavorative - che sostengono i lavoratori in un maggiore impegno e benessere. I risultati indicano che i rischi fisici non sono aumentati, ma continuano a essere importanti, mentre le esigenze emotive sono aumentate, a sottolineare la crescente importanza dei rischi psicosociali sul lavoro. I cambiamenti nel tempo suggeriscono che, sebbene il rischio di scarse condizioni di salute sia concentrato in alcune occupazioni, le professioni tradizionalmente considerate protette sono sempre più esposte a rischi che possono influire sulla salute e sul benessere dei lavoratori.

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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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