The concept of job crafting

Scientists look into the concept of job crafting, revealing the findings of two recent academic studies and at some of the positive outcomes for professionals who structure and shape their jobs with purposeful intent.

2021-12-21T19:36:11+01:00

Psychosocial risks and work-related musculoskeletal disorders: exploring the links and prevention strategies

A report explores the connections between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace using data from the latest European Working Conditions Survey and European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks. It finds that some psychosocial factors — such as working time, job security and support from management — have more of an impact on MSDs than factors related to sociodemographics, country or economic sector.

2021-12-21T19:28:55+01:00

A+A 2021: Safety First – as important as ever

A+A 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – drew to a successful close. 1,204 exhibitors from 56 nations and more than 25,000 trade visitors travelled to Düsseldorf, Germany to attend the sector’s most relevant trade fair. With these figures A+A – and the concurrently held International Congress for Occupational Safety and Occupational Medicine – again clearly reflected the significantly increased relevance of safety at the workplace.

2021-11-02T17:17:11+01:00

Regulating telework and occupational safety and health in a post-COVID world

Telework looks likely to become a permanent feature of employment for many organisations following the COVID-19 pandemic. But to what extent is this form of work covered by legislation to protect workers? A new report — informed by a survey of EU-OSHA’s national focal points and a literature review — examines how telework is regulated at EU and national levels.

2021-07-20T12:33:41+02:00

Protecting teleworkers’ safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The sudden increase in teleworking from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has put workers at greater risk of musculoskeletal disorders and mental health problems. A new report looks at these risks, the benefits and problems arising from teleworking, and the EU regulations in place to protect workers. It is illustrated with examples from different sectors in several countries of good teleworking practices adopted during the pandemic and highlights the importance of risk assessment. 

2021-06-07T10:21:43+02:00

Start acting now: Why early intervention is key to preventing chronic MSDs

One in every four people in the EU suffer from a chronic musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), such as back pain, upper limb disorder, or osteoporosis, says EU-Osha (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work). Europe’s workforce is ageing, and as a result, chronic MSDs are likely to become even more prevalent. Taking action as soon as symptoms appear is therefore vital to maintaining a healthy workforce, retaining workers, and boosting businesses.

2021-04-22T14:41:43+02:00
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