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De Werkgevers Enquête Arbeid (WEA) is een regelmatig terugkerend vragenlijstonderzoek onder bedrijven en instellingen. Het onderzoek wordt uitgevoerd door TNO in samenwerking met het Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid en Panteia BV.
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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...
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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...
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Douwes, M. (author)
Lifting operations are inherent to many occupations in the construction industry. They can be performed manually or using lifting equipment. Both manual lifting and mechanical lifting operations can put construction workers at great risk of injury or health symptoms causing sick leave or disability. The costs of accidents and ill health related...
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van Kampen, J. (author), Drupsteen, L. (author)
Many organisations and companies take extensive proactive measures to identify, evaluate and reduce occupational risks. However, despite these efforts things still go wrong and unintended events occur. After a major incident or accident, conducting an accident investigation is generally the next step. A thorough accident or incident...
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Ustailieva, E. (author), Starren, A. (author)
Companies function more and more in networks (i.e. contractor chains with contractors, suppliers and/or other companies. This asks for several companies/parties to work together to get the work done. Working in contractor chains is very common in sectors like maintenance, construction, cleaning, and catering. On the workfloor this collaboration...
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Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author)
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are widely acknowledged as the backbone of the European economy. According to EUROSTAT statistics [1], [2], 29.6% of the EU employees work in micro enterprises (<10 employees), while 20.6 % are employed in small firms (<50 employees). Indeed, half of the European workforce is working in small and micro...
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Gallis, R. (author), Zwetsloot, G.I.J.M. (author)
High Reliability Organizations (HRO’s) are organizations that constantly face serious and complex (safety) risks yet succeed in realising an excellent safety performance. In such situations acceptable levels of safety cannot be achieved by traditional safety management only. HRO’s manage safety risks in a specific way, supported by an associated...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Steenbeek, R. (author)
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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...
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Gemeentes krijgen steeds meer taken en verantwoordelijkheden op het terrein van werk en inkomen. Met het programma Monitoring van Arbeid maakt TNO tot in detail inzichtelijk wat de belangrijke onderwerpen in een gemeente zijn.De cijfers ondersteunen gemeentelijke regio's om zicht, en daarmee grip te krijgen op de stand van zaken in hun regio....
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Steenbeek, R. (author)
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Ybema, J.F. (author), Giesen, F. (author)
Due to an ageing population and global economic competition, there is a societal need for people to extend their working lives while maintaining high work productivity. This article presents an overview of the labour participation, job performance, and job characteristics of older workers in the European Union. The way in which several factors,...
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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...
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Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Zondervan, E. (author), Jongen, M. (author)
This article, based on recent literature, will identify, define and discuss new and emerging OSH-risks together with the driving forces behind these risks. Emerging risks will be described as being related to physical load and musculoskeletal disorders [MSDs], psychosocial risks, and dangerous substances [e.g. chemical and biological substances]...
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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....
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