See all
Marian Schaapman, Mehmet Koksal, Paul Jobin, ...

Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis

Re-watch the launch event of HesaMag#26: ‘Psychosocial risks: a mounting crisis' here. ‘If people are unhappy at work it’s because they’ve got problems in their personal lives.’ ‘Only people who are already fragile are affected by psychosocial risks, it’s got nothing to do with the company!’ ‘Ah, psychosocial risks, that’s about harassment right... Find out more

Claudia Narocki, Paula Franklin

Psychosocial risks in the healthcare and long-term care sectors

Work-related psychosocial risks (PSR) are a major contributor to the burden of disease in Europe. The stress mediated health impacts of PSR are evident in the healthcare and long-term care (LTC) sectors and were brought to everyone’s line of sight by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the effects of these risks manifest at the individual level as... Find out more

Tony Musu, Ian Lindsley

The ETUI's list of hazardous medicinal products (HMPs)

Workers exposed to hazardous medicinal products (HMPs), or hazardous drugs, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances (CMRs), within the meaning of the recently adopted Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances Directive (CMRD – Directive (EU) 2022/431), must be given specific training by their employers to prevent risks of... Find out more

Workers on the route

Watch the replay of the launch event Launch of HesaMag#25: ‘Workers on the route’ From the consumer goods transported by ship or lorry and the meals delivered to us directly by bike, through to the trains and buses we take every day to get to work and the flights we book to go on holiday, it’s clear that transport workers are absolutely essential... Find out more

Kateryna Yarmolyuk-Kröck

A case for an EU directive addressing work-related psychological risks

Policy recommendations Work-related psychological risks (PSR) pose an ever-growing problem for modern labour. Awareness of the problem and approaches to its legal regulation vary across the EU. Many central and eastern European states still lag behind in addressing the problem in their national legislation. With a view to adapting working... Find out more

Latest news

See all
January 16, 2023

Tesla workers afraid of denouncing the worsening of working conditions

At its annual news conference, the German union IG Metall said a growing number of Tesla workers reported longer working hours with little free time. IG Metall, with an office near the automaker’s... Find out more

January 16, 2023

EU-OSHA’s newly released generic risk assessment tool

On 22 December 2022, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) released a new risk assessment solution for companies not yet covered by any of the existing sectoral tools... Find out more

January 16, 2023

Pressing need for a strong EU response to tackle psycho-social risks

On 7 and 8 December 2022, the European Trade Union Institute held the 8th edition of the ‘Psychosocial Risk Network’ meeting. The meeting focused on new research outcomes to contribute to shaping a... Find out more

December 07, 2022

Adoption of a social charter for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the Paris Council voted to create a social charter to make the French capital, host city of the 2024 Olympic Games, an example in terms of safety at work. Supported by... Find out more

November 08, 2022

Fatal accidents at work on the rise in 12 Member States

New data on work-related accidents released by the European Union statistics agency Eurostat suggest that the long-term trend toward safer workplaces is levelling off and may soon reach a plateau... Find out more