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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2016. 12(1), article 3, 25-35; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.3


Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska

Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland


Background: Although there is still a lot to do as far as prevention and elimination of traditional health and work safety hazards is concerned, the problem of psychosocial risk prevention is extremely important nowadays. It is crucial to take into consideration the health of workers and promotion of health in the workplace, as the occupational stress epidemics is getting more and more widespread.

Methods: The article is based on the statistic analysis of accidents at work as well as the analysis of health problems resulting from the job itself. The latest work safety reports have been reviewed and special attention has been paid to psychosocial risk analysis. The author has tried to explicate the terms of new and emerging risks as regards storage work.

Results: Various threat aspects of storage work have been evaluated. Deficits in psychosocial hazard identification have been indicated. What is more, no correlation between occupational tasks of storage workers and their knowledge about psychosocial risks has been emphasized.  An exemplified approach to warehouse psychosocial threat identification has been presented. The approach is based on the diagnosis of the current situation. 

Conclusions: The psychosocial risk of storage work may lead to health deterioration, greater accident risk and worse performance at work. Such consequences mean that the psychosocial risks affect both an individual and the organization. Therefore, we should expect more intense efforts to increase psychosocial risk awareness of both employers and employees.

Keywords: OSH, safety at work, psychosocial risk, stress, human factor
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MLA Sadłowska-Wrzesińska, Joanna. "Assessment of safety and health of storage workers - a psychosocial approach." Logforum 12.1 (2016): 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.3
APA Joanna Sadłowska-Wrzesińska (2016). Assessment of safety and health of storage workers - a psychosocial approach. Logforum 12 (1), 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.3
ISO 690 SADłOWSKA-WRZESIńSKA, Joanna. Assessment of safety and health of storage workers - a psychosocial approach. Logforum, 2016, 12.1: 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2016.1.3