Psychosocial risks

7 January 2022

Psychosocial risks are those aspects of the design and management of work, and its social and organisational context that have the potential for causing psychological or physical harm. Work-related stress is one of the health risks most frequently identified by workers in Europe.Read more

Psychosocial risks are those aspects of the design and management of work, and its social and organisational context that have the potential for causing psychological or physical harm. Work-related stress is one of the health risks most frequently identified by workers in Europe. The factors that can cause stress and influence health and well-being for workers are related to job content; work intensity and job autonomy; working time arrangements and work–life balance; social environment, including interpersonal relationships at work and social support; job insecurity and career development. 

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