New Forms of Physical and Psychosocial Health Risks at Work

15-10-2008

The aim of the report was to get a better understanding of the implications and interactions of the physical and psychosocial risks related to work and the workplace in order to identify whether legislative actions should be considered, and, if so, in which specific areas and/or for which specific groups (for instance age, gender, vulnerable workers, self-employed, etc.). Risks to workers' health, for example physical inactivity, work intensification, work-life imbalance, an increase in allergies, as well as the amplified use of dangerous substances (i.e. nano-particles, endocrine disruptors, electromagnetic fields, etc.) and the impact of global epidemics have been analysed in greater detail.

The aim of the report was to get a better understanding of the implications and interactions of the physical and psychosocial risks related to work and the workplace in order to identify whether legislative actions should be considered, and, if so, in which specific areas and/or for which specific groups (for instance age, gender, vulnerable workers, self-employed, etc.). Risks to workers' health, for example physical inactivity, work intensification, work-life imbalance, an increase in allergies, as well as the amplified use of dangerous substances (i.e. nano-particles, endocrine disruptors, electromagnetic fields, etc.) and the impact of global epidemics have been analysed in greater detail.

Externí autor

Irene Houtman, Marjolein Douwes, Tanja de Jong, Jan Michiel Meeuwsen, Mat Jongen, Frank Brekelmans, Marieke Nieboer-Op de Weegh, Dick Brouwer, Seth van den Bossche and Gerard Zwetsloot (TNO) Dietmar Reinert, Ina Neitzner, Angelika Hauke, Eva Flaspöler, Hanna Zieschang, Annette Kolk, Eberhardt Nies and Heike Brüggemann-Prieshoff (BGIA) Danuta Roman and Jolanta Karpowicz (CIOP) Heloisa Perista and Jorge Cabrita (Cesis) Antonio Corral (IKEI)