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IntroductionWorking conditions and occupational safety and health (OSH) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) workers are largely underinvestigated, possibly because the situation of LGBTI people at work has become the subject of…
IntroductionIn recent decades significant changes have taken place in the world of work due to increasing globalisation, development of information, shift from the manufacturing to the service sector and significant demographic changes. These changes can…
IntroductionConstruction is one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work, with an unacceptably high number of accidents and cases of ill health[1][2]. Research shows psychological and social (psychosocial) factors inherent in work design[3],…
IntroductionIn the following article challenges facing the public administration and their effects are described, with a concentrated focus on psychosocial issues. The effects of task requirements, work equipment, physical work environment, social work…
IntroductionThe agricultural sector encompasses a large variety of activities that has seen a number of major changes in recent years. These changes, along with a distinctive rural life and work related problems may considerably influence stress levels…
IntroductionMost advanced economies have over the past few decades seen a shift away from industry based employment structure towards service-based sectors instead [1]. This article examines the key psychosocial hazards for the service sector. In…
IntroductionThis article will describe the key psychosocial risks in relation to vulnerable groups in the workplace. It will explain what is meant by ‘vulnerable workers’, and will, in turn, consider the psychosocial risks in relation to various groups…
IntroductionTeamworking is a ‘double-edged sword’. On the one hand, teamworking has been recognised as a way of reducing work-related stress work-related stress by enhancing employees’ job autonomy. Conversely, there is a risk that teamworking could…