BioMed Research International

Psychosocial Factors and Workers Health and Safety


Publishing date
05 Jun 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
16 Jan 2015

Lead Editor

1European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP), Rome, Italy

2University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

3National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Atlanta, USA

4The University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy

5The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


Psychosocial Factors and Workers Health and Safety

Description

Over the last decades significant developments in the economic, political, technological, and social landscape have contributed to changing the nature of work and the way people work. Moreover, significant demographic and social changes have had an impact on working conditions contributing to the emergence of new risks for health at work. In this scenario, psychosocial risks have attracted the attention of occupational safety and health researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. These are defined as those aspects related to design, content, and management of work as well as its social context that can have a hazardous influence on employees’ health. They are considered as a contemporary challenge for health since their close ties with stress at work. There is evidence about the detrimental impact of work-related stress on workers’ health and safety, particularly with cardiovascular diseases, mental, and musculoskeletal disorders and well being. We invite authors to contribute original research and review articles focusing on work and psychosocial risks in the field of occupational health and safety. We are interested in articles exploring the impacts of psychosocial hazards in terms of workers health, well being and performance, and focusing on policy as well as company level interventions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Job content and work organization
  • Working conditions
  • Social context at work
  • Individual and organizational factors
  • Multilevel approaches
  • Impact on physical health
  • Cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases lifestyles and mental health
  • Positive resources and coping strategies
  • Groups at risk
  • Unemployment, precarious workers, and economic crisis
  • Specific risks (bullying and harassment)
  • Assessment and management of work-related stress risk
  • Interventions evaluation for managing work-related stress risk
  • Exposures to other hazards
  • Economic impacts
  • Health policies
  • National and international approaches

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 628749
  • - Editorial

Psychosocial Factors and Workers’ Health and Safety

Sergio Iavicoli | Giancarlo Cesana | ... | Steven L. Sauter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 798042
  • - Research Article

Psychosocial Work Factors and Musculoskeletal Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study among Swedish Flight Baggage Handlers

Eva L. Bergsten | S. E. Mathiassen | E. Vingård
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 643413
  • - Research Article

The Relationship of On-Call Work with Fatigue, Work-Home Interference, and Perceived Performance Difficulties

Carla M. Ziebertz | Madelon L. M. van Hooff | ... | Sabine A. E. Geurts
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 215267
  • - Research Article

Verbal Aggression from Care Recipients as a Risk Factor among Nursing Staff: A Study on Burnout in the JD-R Model Perspective

Sara Viotti | Silvia Gilardi | ... | Daniela Converso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 414832
  • - Research Article

The Context, Process, and Outcome Evaluation Model for Organisational Health Interventions

Annemarie Fridrich | Gregor J. Jenny | Georg F. Bauer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 673623
  • - Research Article

Consequences of Job Insecurity on the Psychological and Physical Health of Greek Civil Servants

Dimitra Nella | Efharis Panagopoulou | ... | Alexis Benos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 371905
  • - Research Article

The Association between Job Strain and Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the Swedish WOLF Study

Eleonor I. Fransson | Magdalena Stadin | ... | Peter J. M. Westerholm
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 920239
  • - Research Article

Models of Workplace Incivility: The Relationships to Instigated Incivility and Negative Outcomes

Kristoffer Holm | Eva Torkelson | Martin Bäckström
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 712642
  • - Research Article

Workplace Bullying as a Risk Factor for Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Mediating Role of Job-Related Psychological Strain

Michela Vignoli | Dina Guglielmi | ... | Roberta Bonfiglioli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 959621
  • - Research Article

Towards a Job Demands-Resources Health Model: Empirical Testing with Generalizable Indicators of Job Demands, Job Resources, and Comprehensive Health Outcomes

Rebecca Brauchli | Gregor J. Jenny | ... | Georg F. Bauer
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