European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Andrea Broughton, Marianna Georgallis, Jagoda Gregulska, Alicja Owdziej, Menno Wester, Andrew Howard


Managing psychosocial risks in European micro and small enterprises:
Qualitative evidence from the Third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER 2019)


Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
1 Introduction
1.1 Main objectives of the study
1.2 Methodological summary
2 Overview of national regulatory approaches related to psychosocial risks
2.1 Key legal requirements and legislative framework in relation to psychosocial risk management
2.2 Key policy objectives and approaches to psychosocial risk prevention at work
2.3 Inspection regimes
2.4 Training on psychosocial risks
2.5 Public awareness campaigns
2.6 Collective bargaining initiatives
2.7 Worker representation
3 Psychosocial risks identified through fieldwork
3.1 Psychosocial risks identified through the interviews
3.2 Awareness of obligations to manage psychosocial risks
4 Management of psychosocial risks

4.1 Specific psychosocial risk management measures

4.2 Factors shaping the introduction of measures to address psychosocial risks
4.3 Dedicated resources and worker participation
4.4 Managing psychosocial risks – main drivers and barriers
5 Summative analysis of results
5.1 Typology of establishments
5.2 Sentiment analysis
6 Conclusions and learning points
7 References
List of Figures and Tables
Figure 1: Introduction of action plans to reduce work-related stress (% of establishments with 20-49 workers)
Figure 2: Measures for psychosocial risks used in establishments of 5-9 workers (% of establishments)
Figure 3: Measures for psychosocial risks used in establishments of 10-49 workers (% of establishments)
Figure 4: Establishments reported being visited by the labour inspectorate in the last 3 years – by company size (% of establishments)
Figure 5: Health and safety representatives in MSEs by country (% of establishments)
Figure 6: Overview of internal and external factors related to establishment types: ‘uninitiated’ & ‘early learners’
Figure 7: Distribution of polarity scores per question
Figure 8: Mean polarity score per question
Table 1: Fieldwork sample
Table 2: Establishment-level factors
Table 3: Country-level factors
Table 4: Overview of questions selected for sentiment analysis


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