Background. Psychosocial hazards and work-related stress have reached epidemic proportions in Europe. The Italia law introduced in 2008 the obligation for Italian companies to assess work related stress risk in order to protect their workers’ safety and health. The purpose of our study was to propose an accurate measurement tool, using the HSE indicator tool, for more appropriate and significant work-related stress’ prevention measures. Methods. The study was conducted on 204 visual display unit (VDU) operators: 106 male and 98 female. All subjects were administered the HSE questionnaire. The sample was studied through a 4 step process, using HSE analysis tool and a statistical analysis, based on the odds ratio calculation. Results The assessment model used demonstrated the presence of work related stress in VDU operators and additional “critical” aspects which had failed to emerge by the classical use of HSE analysis tool. Discussions. The approach we propose allows to obtain a complete picture of the perception of work-related stress and can point out the most appropriate corrective actions.

Job stress: an in-depth investigation based on the HSE questionnaire and a multistep approach in order to identify the most appropriate corrective actions / DE SIO, Simone; Cedrone, F.; Greco, Emilio; DI TRAGLIA, Mario; Sanità, D.; Mandolesi, Dimitri; Stansfeld, S. A.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - STAMPA. - 6:167(2016), pp. 143-149. [10.7417/CT.2016.1959]

Job stress: an in-depth investigation based on the HSE questionnaire and a multistep approach in order to identify the most appropriate corrective actions

DE SIO, SIMONE;GRECO, EMILIO;DI TRAGLIA, Mario;MANDOLESI, DIMITRI;
2016

Abstract

Background. Psychosocial hazards and work-related stress have reached epidemic proportions in Europe. The Italia law introduced in 2008 the obligation for Italian companies to assess work related stress risk in order to protect their workers’ safety and health. The purpose of our study was to propose an accurate measurement tool, using the HSE indicator tool, for more appropriate and significant work-related stress’ prevention measures. Methods. The study was conducted on 204 visual display unit (VDU) operators: 106 male and 98 female. All subjects were administered the HSE questionnaire. The sample was studied through a 4 step process, using HSE analysis tool and a statistical analysis, based on the odds ratio calculation. Results The assessment model used demonstrated the presence of work related stress in VDU operators and additional “critical” aspects which had failed to emerge by the classical use of HSE analysis tool. Discussions. The approach we propose allows to obtain a complete picture of the perception of work-related stress and can point out the most appropriate corrective actions.
2016
occupational medicine; psychosocial risks; risk assessment; vdu operators; work related stress
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Job stress: an in-depth investigation based on the HSE questionnaire and a multistep approach in order to identify the most appropriate corrective actions / DE SIO, Simone; Cedrone, F.; Greco, Emilio; DI TRAGLIA, Mario; Sanità, D.; Mandolesi, Dimitri; Stansfeld, S. A.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - STAMPA. - 6:167(2016), pp. 143-149. [10.7417/CT.2016.1959]
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