Psychological health at work has the potential to impact not only work performance and levels of absenteeism, but also the overall health and wellbeing of workers. To assist WorkSafe in developing policy and practice in this area, ISCRR researchers have completed several evidence reviews on the topic of job stress and other work-related psychological issues.
Work environment stress: The impact of the physical work environment on psychological health. Evidence Review
This review describes a brief investigation of the impact of the physical work environment on psychological health in employees. The purpose of the review was to focus specifically on the negative impact of the physical work environment. The question addressed in this review was, what aspects of the physical work environment contribute to poor psychological health in workers?
Date published: December 2011
Workplace stress evaluation tools: A snapshot revierw Evidence Review
This review is an investigation of workplace stress evaluation tools. The purpose of the review is to assess whether the Stress Satisfaction Offset Score is a suitable tool for inspectors to use to obtain a quick and valid initial indication of the presence of stress in a workplace.
Date published: October 2011
What organisational/employer level interventions are effective for preventing and treating occupational stress? Evidence Review
Job stress can be prevented and controlled at the organisational level through the application of a systems or comprehensive approach. Despite the extensive evidence in support of systems approaches to job stress intervention, prevalent practice in Victorian workplaces and internationally remains disproportionately focused on individual-level intervention with inadequate attention to the reduction of job stressors.
Date published: December 2010