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Den psykosociala arbetsmiljöregleringen: Med inriktning på arbetsrelaterad stress
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay focus on work related stress and psychosocial enviroment in working life. The purpose of this study is to present a detailed description of regulation of the the Occupational Safety and Health Act and investigate how well employees are being protected by the law.

I will also explain with the help of statistic which employees that most often suffer from work related stress and the results is discussed from a gender perspective.

Work related phycosocial health is a big issue in todays workplaces, and people who suffers from stress are supposed to be protecteded by the the Occupational Safety and Health Act, but is that really the truth? The Occupational Safety and Health Act is a frame law, meaning the law is general and needs binding regulations to define the rules, and there is no such act about work related stress at the moment. No employer has ever been convicted for work related stress. At the same time the Occupational Safety and Health Act explains that the employer has a responsibility to take arrangement to prevent mental illness in working life.

It’s mostly women who suffer from work related stress. The most common reason for sick leave among women is caused by their mental health, and it often caused by organizational elements like a heavy work load or a minor self-monitoring. These elements commonly appear in occupations where the employee works with people.

The fact that there is no binding regulation about work related stress can create problems, especially for women. The problems and effects that can occur will be treated and analyzed in this essay. Finally there will be a reflection about how binding regulations in the aspect of work related stress may help women get a better protection in the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Labor law, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Work related stress, Psychosocial
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsrätt, Arbetsmiljölagen, Arbetsrelaterad stress, Psykosocial arbetsmiljö
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33440OAI: diva2:708852
Subject / course
Legal Science
Educational program
Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-04-08 Created: 2014-03-30 Last updated: 2014-04-08Bibliographically approved

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