Today is world day for safety and health at work

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2016.04.28
Today is world day for safety and health at work
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The levels of psychosocial risks in European workplaces are high. These are global issues affecting all countries, all professions and all workers. This is why the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016 focus on the theme “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge”. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, workplace stress needs to be addressed to protect the health and well-being of workers, as well as the productivity and competitiveness of businesses in Europe and all over the world. A recent study on a sample of about 50 thousand companies from different European countries, found that 77% of establishments reporting at least one psychosocial risk factor in the workplace. Moreover, among the companies that have more than 20 employees, only 33% report having in place an action plan to prevent work-related stress.

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