Psychosocial Risk Management at Work:
the European Framework
5 November 2008
Palazzo Brancaccio - Viale del Monte Oppio, 7 - Rome
“Nowadays, problems relating to stress consistently concern the occupational world and consequently the workers’ self-awareness towards the related risks has increased. As estimated by EUROFOUND, over 40 million workers in the European Union are being affected by stress, with estimated annual cost of about 20 billion euro.
The EU Council Resolution of 25 June 2007 on a new Community strategy on health and safety at work (2007-2012) reaffirmed among the priority objectives to be pursued “to continue negotiations on preventing violence and harassment at the workplace and to take into account the assessment of the implementation of the European framework agreement on work-related stress”.
This International Conference, through the presentation of the main findings of the project PRIMA-EF, will be an important forum for discussion between experts at national and international level and an opportunity for promoting possible strategies for the evaluation and management of psychosocial risk factors in the changing world of work”.
Prof. Antonio Moccaldi, President, ISPESL, Italy
(Extract from opening address)