Occupational Health Concerns: Stress-Related and Psychological Problems Associated with Work

15-05-2013

The study presents recent trends on stress at work as well as an overview of EU and national measures to tackle this problem, especially in the context of the economic and financial crisis. The report also includes a number of case studies illustrating initiatives that have proven successful in improving workers’ mental well-being, in particular during restructuring. Given the growing concerns on the impact of the economic and financial crisis on workers’ mental health, one of the main recommendations put forward in the study is that the next Strategy, or any other relevant European framework on occupational health and safety, should include stress at work as a priority area.

The study presents recent trends on stress at work as well as an overview of EU and national measures to tackle this problem, especially in the context of the economic and financial crisis. The report also includes a number of case studies illustrating initiatives that have proven successful in improving workers’ mental well-being, in particular during restructuring. Given the growing concerns on the impact of the economic and financial crisis on workers’ mental health, one of the main recommendations put forward in the study is that the next Strategy, or any other relevant European framework on occupational health and safety, should include stress at work as a priority area.

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Monica Guarinoni (Milieu Ltd.), Alice Belin (Milieu Ltd.), Lise Oulès (Milieu Ltd.), Richard Graveling (IOM Consulting Ltd.), Joanne Crawford (IOM Consulting Ltd.), Julia Lietzmann (Milieu Ltd. - for Germany), Agnes Said (Milieu Ltd. - for Sweden), George D. Konstantinopoulos (Milieu Ltd. - for Greece), Maciek Dobras (IOM Consulting Ltd. - for Poland) and Kazys Algirdas Kaminskas (IOM Consulting Ltd. - for Lithuania)