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02.022011

Companies join the fight against stress

The permanent consulting commission on health and safety on the workplace, composed, according to article 6 of Legislative Decree 81/08, of representatives of the Ministry, the Regions and the social partners, has completed the methodological instructions for implementing the agreement on work-related stress, signed on 8 October 2004.

The permanent consulting commission on health and safety on the workplace, composed, according to article 6 of Legislative Decree 81/08, of representatives of the Ministry, the Regions and the social partners, has completed the methodological instructions for implementing the agreement on work-related stress, signed on 8 October 2004.

The Commission specified that the assessment of the stress factor must be made during the normal assessment of workplace risks. Furthermore, it also established that the assessment must be made using a methodological procedure that accounts for both the significant differences – in size, risk and organization – in various businesses and the fact that not all signs of employee stress at work can be considered stress due to work-related causes.

At this point, the final step is implementing the instructions provided by the Commission which – despite being published as a “memo”  – represent an addendum to the legal regulations and are expressly cited therein.

 

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