Objectives-Due to recent changes in legislation on occupational health and safety, a national monitor on stress and physical load was developed in The Netherlands to monitor (a) risks and consequences of stress and physical load at work, (b) preventive actions in companies to reduce these risks, and (c) organisational and environmental variables that facilitate preventive actions.
Methods-Information was gathered from employers, employees, and employees'representatives.
The monitor was used with a nationally representative sample of companies in industry, wholesale trade, and banking and finance, 782 companies in total.
Results and conclusions-The information from the employees, aggregated at the company level, was not found to be correlated with that from the employer from the same companies.
Although many employers do recognise risk factors for both physical load and stress as a problem they often seem to underestimate the problem when compared with employees or their representatives.
This is particularly the case for psychosocial risk factors.
Also, the perception of outcome measures, especially employers who consider emotional exhaustion to be work related, were fewer than the employees'representatives of the same organisation.
Preventive measures on physical load are much more popular than measures against stress.
It is the responsibility of the employer to take more preventive action of all kinds. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays Bas, Europe, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Stress, Charge travail, Enquête, Epidémiologie, Santé, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Netherlands, Europe, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Stress, Workload, Survey, Epidemiology, Health, Prevention, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0126705
Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 22/06/1998.