Psychosocial risks in the workplace
Work related stress, arising from aspects related to conditions and organization of work, has a negative impact on the physical and psychological health of the workforce, as well as on the effective functioning of organizations.
Currently psychosocial risks are one of the main causes of work-related accidents and illness. For this reason, the identification and assessment of psychosocial risks in the workplace is one of the main challenges to be addressed in terms of both the health of workers, and that of the organizations in which they are employed.
What are psychosocial risks in the workplace?
Some definitions of psychosocial risks in the workplace are presented in order to facilitate a better understanding of how they may be identified and assessed.