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Panel 8: Psychosocial risks of future forms of work

Tuesday 28 June, 11:30-13:00

One of the biggest health and safety challenges workers are facing in all sectors is psychosocial risks. Digitalization and Industry 4.0 industrial cycles are in the process of deeply transforming forms of work organization and their flexibility. This entails major changes in: tasks fulfilled by employees and how they fulfil them (i.e. multi-tasking and information); work autonomy; deadlines and performance pressure; customer demands; the support of colleagues and superiors, and appreciation of work done; and the boundaries between working and private life.

The workshop will deal with the following questions:

  1. Are technological advances affecting employees’ stress levels and their perceptions of psychosocial risks in different ways? Why?
  2. What can we learn from the research and case studies in a wide range of economic sectors? Do we have examples of good practices?


Discussant: Harald Wiedenhofer, EFFAT

Moderator: Jonas Rauch

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

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