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Work ability, psychosocial hazards and work experience in prisons

Dr Mary Wyatt

Spanish researchers sought to understand work ability amongst prison workers.

The work ability index is a tool used across groups of people to assess their level of work capacity – i.e. work ability. It is the tool that is being used increasingly in certain countries in Europe. It is not designed to assess the work capacity of an individual; it’s used across groups of employees. The work ability index is influenced by the person's physical health, as well as psychosocial factors such as the person&rs...

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