CLR-Studies 3



Stress in the European construction sector: up-to-the-minute? (2005)

Jan Cremers




According to several representative studies work intensity is on the increase in Europe.One feature closely linked to the increase in work intensity is the development of work-related stress. The experience of stress at work has undesirable consequences for the health and safety of workers and negative implications for the functioning of organisations. In certain occupations and trades the mixture of mental and physical strain contributes greatly to the risk of work related stress. It is self-evident to conclude, therefore, that a widely encompassing work environment and health and safety policy is the most promising way forward for an adequate and pragmatic strategy for stress management in construction. This publication includes desktop research, case studies, country reports and a first European survey among construction workers.

Reed Business Information, The Hague.

ISBN 90 5901 531 2  (English); ISBN 90 5901 543 6  (French);

ISBN 90 5901 544 4  (German).

Price: 10 Euro.

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