Expert forecast on emerging psychosocial risks related to occupational safety and health
European Union. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Corporate nameEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Subject headingsOccupational diseases ; Preventive medicine ; Occupational safety ; Occupational medicine ; Nervous diseases
Significant changes which are taking place in the world of work lead to emerging psychosocial risks. Such risks, which are linked to the way work is designed, organised and managed, as well as to the economic and social context of work, result in an increased level of stress and can lead to serious deterioration of mental and physical health. In 2005, more than 20% of workers from the EU believed that their health is at risk because of work-related stress. The report presents the results of the expert forecast on emerging psychosocial risks, supplemented by an analysis of the scientific research on key topics identified by the experts.