Essay on Prevention for Psychsocial Hazards

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PREVENTION FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL HAZARDS
Consequences of Psychosocial Hazards
Acknowledgement of psychosocial hazards’ consequences is very important, in order to comprehend prevention strategies. Psychosocial hazards have impacts on:
• Psychological and Social Health
• Family Relationships
• Career and Work Performance
Psychological and Social Health
According to World Health Organization (WHO), psychosocial working conditions are likely to have harmful effects on both emotional and mental outcomes, such as anxiety, depression, distress, burnout, decision making, and attention. (Leka et al. 75)
Family Relationships
Psychosocial hazards also affect families of their victims. Modifications in communication patterns, modifications in influence,
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PREVENTION FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL HAZARDS
Consequences of Psychosocial Hazards
Acknowledgement of psychosocial hazards’ consequences is very important, in order to comprehend prevention strategies. Psychosocial hazards have impacts on:
• Psychological and Social Health
• Family Relationships
• Career and Work Performance
Psychological and Social Health
According to World Health Organization (WHO), psychosocial working conditions are likely to have harmful effects on both emotional and mental outcomes, such as anxiety, depression, distress, burnout, decision making, and attention. (Leka et al. 75)
Family Relationships
Psychosocial hazards also affect families of their victims. Modifications in communication patterns, modifications in influence, augmented touchiness unavoidably damage family relations. The victim’s obsession with psychosocial hazard is likely to result in general lack of communication, and communication disorders. (Duffy et al. 162)
Career and Work Performance
Psychosocial hazards result in voluntary or involuntary job loss, job disengagement, loss of belief in a just world, and loss of professional and personal identity.
What Could Managers Do?
Managers are responsible for the work environment, and must take all necessary measures to prevent psychosocial hazards. (“The Work Environment Act” 7)
Create Awareness
After first sexual harassment case, the prominence of story created an awareness of sexual harassment at the workplace. Since then, sexual harassment
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