Research issues include the effects of an ageing workforce and specialimplications of SMEsThe European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditionshas published a report detailing the new areas in which it believes research inworkplace health needs to be carried out. The report looked at seven European countries, including the UK, and triedto identify current and future trends in the way in which workplace healthissues are managed. It lists the major trends that will change the nature ofhealth risks in the workplace and suggests the direction in which occupationalhealth services are likely to develop. Research issues that have been identified as priorities include – The effects of an ageing workforce. – The health and well-being implications of working in SMEs andmicro-enterprises. – The implications of work- and home-related technological changes forhealth and well-being. – The relationship between work and home life. – The emergence of new hazards and at-risk groups. – Occupational and non-occupational sources of stress and their healthimplications. – The development of sustainable employment in the context of occupationaland environmental health, economic and social considerations. – The distribution and level of costs between public and private sectors inrelation to workplace-related health issues. The foundation will publish its Third Survey on Working Conditions in the EUduring the year. It plans to chart changing trends in working conditions byincorporating the results of its previous two surveys which were carried out in1991 and 1996 and will make the data available on-line to researchers. Further information is available from the European Foundation for theImprovement of Living and Working Conditions, tel: 00 353 1 204 3100, e-mail [email protected] Next Article Report calls for study into workplace healthOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.