Use of technology and working conditions in the European Union

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22 December 2008
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22 December 2008
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Abstract

Nowadays, technology plays a central role in workplaces, enabling the speedy production of goods and services and facilitating communication and innovation processes. This report examines the different categories of technology used in workplaces in order to gauge their influence on working conditions and health outcomes. The analysis is based on findings from the Fourth Working Conditions Survey carried out across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The findings reveal that it is not so much the technology itself but rather the associated working conditions that put workers’ health and safety at risk. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

  • Full report

    Reference No: 
    EF0863
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    Use of technology and working conditions in the European Union

    Nowadays, technology plays a central role in workplaces, enabling the speedy production of goods and services and facilitating communication and innovation processes. This report examines the different categories of technology used in workplaces in order to gauge their influence on working conditions and health outcomes. The analysis is based on findings from the Fourth Working Conditions Survey carried out across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. The findings reveal that it is not so much the technology itself but rather the associated working conditions that put workers’ health and safety at risk.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF0881
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    Use of technology and working conditions in the European Union - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    Following the 2005 EWCS, Eurofound carried out further in-depth analyses of its findings on key themes relating to working conditions in the EU. The relationship between the use of technology, working conditions and the health and well-being of workers in Europe was one of the themes explored. The research looked at four different categories of technology used in workplaces – machinery, computer, machinery and computer, and no technology – in order to gauge their influence on working conditions and health outcomes. A report is available - see Related content.
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