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The 'wicked' problem of addressing psychosocial hazards — lessons from abroad

Lauren Finestone

What makes it so hard to effectively assess and implement measures to address psychosocial hazards in the workplace? A study offers insights into the challenges and barriers and how to overcome them.

Under the European Union Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work, employers are responsible for conducting risk assessments to prevent or reduce psychosocial risks in the workplace.  But even when they do, implementing effective measures remains challenging. It’s critical to understand why it’s so hard to do if we’re to support efforts to create safer workplaces. A German study of the experiences of health and sa...

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Published 16 August, 2023