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Psychosocial risk assessment and prevention in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)In: International Yearbook on Psychosocial Risk Prevention and Quality of Life at Work / [ed] J.M. Peirò & C. Molina, Secretary of Labour Health and Environment UGT-CEC , 2013, 171-192 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Modern working life involves higher demands on individual responsibility, blurrier lines between work and private life, increasing flexibility as regards the scheduling of work hours including a high variability from week-to-week or day-today, temporary employment contracts and job insecurity, and unstable organizational conditions. This development has raised concerns regarding job-related stress in Sweden, as well as in other countries, and underscored the need to create sustainable psychosocial work conditions for economic competitiveness and occupational health and safety. This chapter aims to provide an overview of psychosocial risk factors characterizing the contemporary Swedish working life, to describe the institutional frameworks that regulate work environment issues, and to describe how various actors work to prevent psychosocial risk factors. The following section outlines work environment trends and the Swedish system in terms of legislation, various actors on the labor market and so on. Drawing on this, we highlight four sets of psychosocial risk factors (flexible work, working hours, new demands at work, and organizational restructuring) before describing activities related to prevention, health promotion at work and healthy work practices.

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Secretary of Labour Health and Environment UGT-CEC , 2013. 171-192 p.
Keyword [en]
psychosocial work characteristics, healthy work practices, sustainability
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-98835DiVA: diva2:685547
Note

This work was carried out within the Stockholm Stress Center, a center for excellence supported by FORTE.

Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-23Bibliographically approved

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