Workers in Europe are more likely to experience negative consequences of
psychosocial risks, stress or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than any other
work-related health problem. The evidence shows that psychosocial risks -
factors that can lead to stress and affect workers' mental and physical health
- and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be related. Anyhow these issues can
have serious consequences for individuals and businesses, often leading to long
periods of sick leave.
Micro and small businesses in particular can find it tough to tackle these
problems, which is why the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has
created a practical guide. It sets out a five-step process for improving the
work environment, with lots of useful tips, easy-to-use techniques and
straightforward advice to help small businesses prevent and manage psychosocial
risks, stress and MSDs.
The guide is aimed at all sorts of companies, and it is intended primarily for
owners and managers, but it can also be used by workers, union representatives,
safety and health representatives, and safety and health practitioners working
in or with such companies.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work