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psychosocial risk


potential for psychological, social and physical harm to people in workplaces

Context: Info

the close social relations in the MSEs we studied clearly reinforced a status quo approach to OSH, in which it becomes difficult for anyone to ask for improvement of the work environment, as there is a somewhat shared understanding that conditions are at an acceptable level and risks are sufficiently controlled. Indeed, in most of the cases, the workers shared the same assessment of risks and preventive measures as expressed by the owner-managers, resulting in neglect of less visible risks as well as psychosocial risks .

Term reference

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), The SESAME project: Contexts and arrangements for occupational safety and health in micro and small enterprises in the EU, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2016, p. 7, [9.10.2018]


  • Български: психосоциален риск
  • Čeština: psychosociální riziko
  • Dansk: psykosocial risiko
  • Deutsch: psychosoziales Risiko
  • Ελληνικά: ψυχοκοινωνικός κίνδυνος
  • English: psychosocial risk
  • Español: riesgo psicosocial
  • Eesti: psühhosotsiaalne risk
  • Suomi: psykososiaalinen riski
  • Français: risque psychosocial
  • Hrvatski: psihosocijalni rizik
  • Magyar: pszichoszociális kockázat
  • Íslenska: sálfélagsleg áhætta
  • Italiano: rischio psicosociale
  • Lietuvių: psichosocialinė rizika
  • Latviešu: psihosociāls risks
  • Malti: riskju psikosoċjali
  • Nederlands: psychosociaal risico
  • Norsk: psykososial risiko
  • Polski: ryzyko psychospołeczne
  • Português: risco psicossocial
  • Română: risc psihosocial
  • Slovenčina: psychosociálne riziko
  • Slovenščina: psihosocialno tveganje
  • Svenska: psykosocial risk