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IntroductionHow people cope lies at the heart of the stress process. Yet despite the progress that has been made debate and, at times, controversy still accompanies how coping strategies are measured and the methods used to explore the coping process.…
IntroductionPrevention is the cornerstone of the European approach to managing occupational safety and health. Prevention means anticipating and analysing the various aspects of work to identify short and long term risks, and then taking action to…
IntroductionThis article summarises available information on the control and management of psychosocial risk factors among cleaning workers. This kind of work has a particular set of psychosocial risk factors due to its perceived low status and wages and…
IntroductionThe article will describe factors of influence on return to work RTW and evidence-based interventions that enhance return to work (RTW) after sick leave due to common mental health disorders (CMD). First the concepts of both RTW and CMD are…
IntroductionManagement of psychosocial issues is among employers’ responsibilities as stipulated in the European Union (EU) Framework Directive on safety and health at work [1] which obliges employers to manage occupational risks in a preventive manner…
IntroductionStress is one of the most significant hazards of working in the education sector[1]. This article discusses the risk factors that contribute to stress in the education sector their assessment and the interventions to reduce or eliminate…
IntroductionThe article will describe factors of influence on return to work RTW and evidence-based interventions that enhance return to work (RTW) after sick leave due to common mental health disorders (CMD). First the concepts of both RTW and CMD are…
Social Support at WorkHumans are social beings, and for many people it is true that they spend more time at work with their co-workers than with their spouse or family. A growing body of research has observed that social support is an important factor…
IntroductionThe article will discuss the interface between the physical and psychosocial work environment, and the role of stress there within, in relation to worker’s wellbeing and performance. Two particular bodies of research will be examined, noise…
IntroductionIt is widely recognised that work-related stress is one of the major contemporary challenges facing occupational health and safety. It is commonly understood that a need for stress prevention activities is prevalent in all European countries…