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Psychosocial risks and their impact on the mental health of workers with low socioeconomic status


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The evolving labour market has become a source of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues for many people. Workers with a low socioeconomic status (LSES) are particularly susceptible to experiencing psychosocial risks in the workplace, a situation that has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the developments introduced by digitalisation.

In a new report, EU-OSHA analyses the European research on the topic and draws conclusions and policy pointers. The publication showcases a selection of good practices adopted either at organisational or sectoral level and having successfully prevented and managed psychosocial risks for LSES workers.

Explore further details in the report and summary ‘Psychosocial risk exposure and mental health outcomes of European workers with low socioeconomic status’.

For additional insights into psychosocial risks at work, visit our updated web section on psychosocial risks and mental health.

Interested in another perspective? Check out Eurofound’s new report on psychosocial risks to workers’ well-being: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic