Lo stress occupazionale: Dalla dimensione scientifica alle applicazioni pratiche

Translated title of the contribution: Work related stress: From knowledge to practice

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Work-related stress is a well documented condition, resulting from a distorted interaction between working conditions and individual coping resources, that may have a negative impact on workers' health and well-being, as well as nd on Performance efficiency and productivity: hence high costs for workers companies and society. It is a complex multifaceted and multidimensional phenomenon, whose assessment needs a multidisciplinary approach (work management, psychology, physiology, ergonomics, sociology, medicine). That is why risk assessment and management require a careful analysis ofwork Organization (i.e. working time, work load, autonomy, environment, human relations) and individual aspects (i.e. demography, personality, attitudes, motivation, coping strategies). The consequent actions, targeted to the individuals, groups and organizations, should be aimed at preventing or reducing work-related stress, on the one hand, and supporting and protecting the worker, on the other, considering costleffectiveness and risk/benebt ratios. This can be achieveds to be done with the participation and close collaboration of all the social actors involved (employers, employees, technicians, work Organization and occupational health experts), according to the European Framework Agreement on Work-related Stress, signed on October 2004 and included into the Italian Law Decree 81/2008.

Translated title of the contributionWork related stress: From knowledge to practice
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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