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Annual review of working life 2017

The annual review of developments in Working Life in Europe collates information based on reports from Eurofound’s network of European correspondents throughout 2017, complemented by recent research findings, including data from Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS).

Source: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2018/annual-review-of-working-life-2017

Stakeholder evidence to inform the development of HSE’s Health and Work Strategy

HSE’s Health and Work Strategy was launched in December 2016. It has three priorities: occupational lung disease, musculoskeletal disorders and work-related stress. To inform the development of the strategy, and the prioritisation decisions to maximise HSE’s impact on improving occupational health, a significant exercise was undertaken to review and refresh the evidence base on health and work. This review used a multistranded approach which included targeted stakeholder consultation, focussed evidence reviews of recent literature, analysis of occupational health statistics, foresight work to explore the future world of work, and gathering views of those with medical, health, scientific and regulatory expertise.
This report describes the targeted stakeholder consultation used to explore the workplace health priorities of frontline occupational health providers, workplace health and safety representatives, apprentices and young workers. A multimethod approach was used with survey data collection and the use of qualitative research. Overall, the results across all groups supported mental ill-health (predominantly stress, anxiety or depression) and musculoskeletal disorders as the most significant ill-health issues in the workplace, now, and in the future, with lung and breathing problems also a concern.

Source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr1136.htm

How Can Workers' Compensation Systems Promote Occupational Safety and Health?

Stakeholder Views on Policy and Research Priorities
Stakeholders involved in workers' compensation systems have long voiced concerns about the extent to which workers' compensation serves to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) and the well-being of injured workers. However, it is not clear how much consensus there is about the specific challenges to OSH and worker well-being in the workers' compensation system or how to address those challenges.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requested that RAND explore the beliefs and priorities of key workers' compensation stakeholder groups about system challenges and research priorities that, if addressed, would be most useful for reforming workers' compensation systems to promote OSH and the well-being of workers. To address these questions, RAND conducted a literature scan to identify published criticisms of current workers' compensation systems, focusing on the implications of workers' compensation for workers' safety, health, and economic well-being. After producing a compendium of such critical perspectives, RAND then convened a series of conversations with selected representatives from five key stakeholder groups: workers, employers, claims administrators, state agency leaders, and occupational health care providers.
The findings of this study can be organized into three groupings. First, major themes were distilled from published critiques of workers' compensation policy. Second, stakeholder perspectives on the most important system challenges were gathered. Third, policy solutions and research needs suggested by stakeholders were identified. In general, stakeholders agreed with the published critiques but placed a greater emphasis on concerns about health care delivery, return to work, and injury prevention.

Source: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2566.html

Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association (JISHA) - Annual Report 2018

JISHA annually publishes "Annual Report" describing the organization and activities of JISHA for overseas occupational safety and health organizations, stakeholders and person concerned.

Source: https://www.jisha.or.jp/international/pdf/JISHA_Annual_Report_2018.pdf

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