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The Role of Occupational Health Services in Psychosocial Risk Management and the Promotion of Mental Health and Well-Being at Work

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Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK
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School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK
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Cork University Business School, University College Cork, T12 K8AF Cork, Ireland
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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority INAIL), 00078 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3632; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073632
Received: 24 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 16 March 2021 / Published: 31 March 2021
The development and enhancement of occupational health services (OHS) at the national level is central to ensuring the sustainable health, well-being and work engagement of the working population. However, due to differences in national health, social security and occupational safety and health systems, the content, capacity, coverage and provisions of OHS vary considerably across national contexts. Obtaining a better understanding in terms of such similarities and variations internationally is essential as such comparative information can help inform evidenced-based decision-making on OHS at both policy and practice levels. This paper therefore reviews and analyses the key policies, standards and approaches in OH systems and services, using both academic and grey literature, across 12 industrialised countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and the United States of America). It provides a detailed overview and categorization of OHS in these selected countries in terms of the legal and policy context, organisation and financing and coverage and staffing while specifically discussing variations aimed at psychosocial risk management and the promotion of mental health and well-being at work. It draws conclusions on key development needs of OHS internationally to ensure psychosocial risk management and mental health promotion are prioritised effectively in a preventive manner. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational health services; psychosocial risk management; mental health; well-being; health system; occupational safety and health occupational health services; psychosocial risk management; mental health; well-being; health system; occupational safety and health
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Jain, A.; Hassard, J.; Leka, S.; Di Tecco, C.; Iavicoli, S. The Role of Occupational Health Services in Psychosocial Risk Management and the Promotion of Mental Health and Well-Being at Work. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3632. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073632

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Jain A, Hassard J, Leka S, Di Tecco C, Iavicoli S. The Role of Occupational Health Services in Psychosocial Risk Management and the Promotion of Mental Health and Well-Being at Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3632. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073632

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Jain, Aditya, Juliet Hassard, Stavroula Leka, Cristina Di Tecco, and Sergio Iavicoli. 2021. "The Role of Occupational Health Services in Psychosocial Risk Management and the Promotion of Mental Health and Well-Being at Work" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 7: 3632. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073632

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