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van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.C. (author), Eekhout, I. (author), Venema, A. (author)
The changing world of work has increased the prevalence of psychosocial risks at European workplaces. Psychosocial risks may have severe consequences for workers’ health and well-being. Research has shown that they are related to poorer mental health, depression, cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore, appropriate...
other 2019
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Fransman, W. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Schelvis, R.M.C. (author), Moons, A.A.M. (author)
Although work is good for you, it can actually be bad for your health, too. Poor working conditions are responsible for 5% of the total disease burden1, a percentage that is the same as the figure for the adverse health effects resulting from an unhealthy environment or obesity. After smoking, these three factors are responsible for the major...
other 2017
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Scharn, M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Huisman, M. (author), de Wind, A. (author), Lindeboom, M. (author), Elbers, C. (author), Geuskens, G.A. (author), Boot, C. (author)
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other 2016
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van den Bossche, S. (author)
Workplace violence refers to incidents where workers are abused, threatened or assaulted, either by people from within or outside their workplace. Workplace violence may have severe negative consequences for the workers affected, their co-workers and families; as well as for organisations and the society as a whole. The aim of this article is to...
other 2014
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Lagerveld, S. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author)
The article will describe factors of influence on return to work RTW and evidence-based interventions that enhance return to work (RTW) after sick leave due to common mental health disorders (CMD). First the concepts of both RTW and CMD are outlined. Second, the sense of urgency for effective RTW interventions for workers with CMD is briefly...
other 2014
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van den Heuvel, S. (author)
It has been known for some time that risk factors in the workplace can have a negative effect on health. Ramazzini was one of the first scientists to identify occupational health hazards. He wrote about diseases of the musculoskeletal system caused by sudden and irregular movements and the adoption of awkward postures. Another category of work...
other 2014
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Terwoert, J. (author), Kersting, K. (author)
Products based on epoxy resins as a binder have become popular in various settings, among which the construction industry and in windmill blade production, as a result of their excellent technical properties. However, due to the same properties epoxy products are a notorious cause of allergic skin disease among workers. In addition, constituents...
other 2014
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author)
Working time concerns the hours of the day and the days of the week that work takes place. Most people have standard working hours between 0800 and 1800 on week days. But work also takes place at non-standard hours in the evening, at night and on weekends. Non-standard working times constitute an important part of the economy and society. Work...
other 2014
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Kwantes, J.H. (author)
Worker participation relates to the involvement of workers in the management decision-making processes. In this article attention is focused on worker participation related to occupational safety and health in the Netherlands. Worker participation can refer either to direct or indirect participation by the worker. Indirect participation involves...
other 2014
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Verbiest, S. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author)
Temporary employment contracts are often used by employers to manage fluctuations in personnel needs. Many sectors of industry experience these fluctuations, which are often seasonal. This creates uncertainty about the continuousness of demand for work, which is transferred from employers to employees through the use of temporary contracts....
other 2014
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Jain, A. (author)
Prevention is the cornerstone of the European approach to managing occupational safety and health. Prevention means anticipating and analysing the various aspects of work to identify short and long term risks, and then taking action to eliminate or mitigate those risks; that is identifying and addressing the source of the problem. The actions...
other 2014
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Oeij, P. (author), Kraan, K.O. (author), Dhondt, S. (author)
Teamworking is a ‘double-edged sword’. On the one hand, teamworking has been recognised as a way of reducing work-related stress work-related stress by enhancing employees’ job autonomy. Conversely, there is a risk that teamworking could increase employee stress levels by enhancing work pressure. This article starts with a definition and a...
other 2014
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Bakhuys Roozeboom, M.M.C. (author), Schelvis, R. (author)
The concept of work engagement fits into the tradition of positive psychology, a recent paradigm shift in psychology which focuses on mental health rather than mental illness. This article gives an introduction to the concept of work engagement. Different definitions and viewpoints of the work engagement concept are discussed. This article will...
other 2014
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Koningsveld, E. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Organizational ergonomics is concerned with the optimization of socio-technical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes. Relevant topics include: communication, crew resource management, work design, work systems, design of working times, teamwork, participatory design, community ergonomics, cooperative work,...
other 2014
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Starren, A. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author)
In this article we describe cross-cultural aspects in the context of safety management. When working abroad, cross-cultural differences ask for other competencies to enhance safe behaviour than at home due to cultural and language differences. In this wiki some guidance is given on aspects of cultural differences and safe behaviour, related to...
other 2014
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Treutlein, D. (author)
Economic incentives in occupational safety and health (OSH) describe processes that reward organisations for safe and healthy workplaces. From a European perspective, incentives are seen as an effective tool complementary to OSH regulation aimed at encouraging businesses at the management level to provide good OSH. Tax or insurance premium...
other 2014
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Starren, A. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author)
This article explores Health and Safety aspects related to migrants working in multi-cultural settings (heterogeneous teams, working together on one location). Several assumptions can be made related to cultural differences and safe and healthy behaviour, but research evidence on this matter is very weak. [1] There is a danger of overrating the...
other 2014
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Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Oeij, P. (author), Kraan, K.O. (author)
In this article, we concentrate on explaining job performance from the perspective of psychosocial risks in the work environment. Many risks may hinder good job performance. The article does not concentrate on physical (such as, carrying heavy loads) or environmental risks (such as, extreme heat or cold) which also affect job performance [1]....
other 2014
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Drupsteen, L. (author), Oude Hengel, K. (author)
Prolonging working careers is a major challenge for industries where physical work demands are high, such as in the construction industry. Compared with other industries, those with high physical work demands show higher ageing and higher shrinking rates of the working population. The early retirement age among construction workers can mainly be...
other 2013
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Koningsveld, E. (author)
Physical ergonomics deals with the physical load on the human body when performing activities like work, sports, jobs at home or dealing with products. With regard to the exposure to physical loads and its potential effects on the human body, the presented framework is helpful. In this article we explain more about the backgrounds of physical...
other 2013
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