Analysis of Psychosocial Risk in the Context of the Objectives of Macroergonomics

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska

Abstract: The psychosocial risks in working environment can and must be coped with just like it would if they were physical, chemical or biological hazards. Yet the employer awareness in this field seems relatively small. One should recognize this as a fault because a working environment free of stress overload favors not only the workers' health but also may generate reasonable profit as enhanced productivity and increased quality of work may be noticed (Merecz, Potocka, Wężyk and Waszkowska, 2012). Ergonomic quality in contrast to previous does not depend on few strictly identified factors that may be influenced by user, but is a result of a number of elements of macro environment (Butlewski and Tytyk, 2012). It becomes necessary to better one's understanding of the concept of psychosocial hazard and risk connected with it to be able to evaluate and lessen the risks. In subject literature one can find many titles that suggest usage of risk managing paradigm to successfully manage psychosocial risk. According to this paradigm the correct identification of danger is most important and must be legible, simple and easy to apply. It seems so that the described in this paper checklists proposed by International Labor Office (ILO) meet these requirements.

Keywords: occupational safety, work environment, psychosocial risk, participatory ergonomics, checklists, stress prevention at work

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100328

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