07/17/2018

How are psychosocial risks managed in Europe's workplaces?

A new report details the findings of EU-OSHA's latest ESENER-2 analysis,
looking specifically at psychosocial risks. It reveals that management
commitment and employee involvement are key to protecting Europe's workers from
such risks.

This report examines barriers to and drivers of workplace psychosocial risk
management, and how this is influenced by different national and organisational
contexts. The exposure of workers to psychosocial risks is increasing. However,
the level of risk and the effectiveness of management vary across sectors and
countries.

Based on the findings of a quantitative analysis of ESENER-2 data combined with
other country-specific data, it shows that the national context - culture,
economy and occupational safety and health initiatives by social partners - is
related to the level of psychosocial risk management in the workplace. It also
reveals that management commitment and worker involvement are likely to be most
effective organisational drivers of managing psychosocial risks, regardless of
the national context. The practical implications of these findings are also
discussed.

Check out the detailed analysis in the full report and the executive summary for an overview of the main findings


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Occupational Safety and Health - EU-OSHA