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Definitions of the different concepts:

Psychosocial risks
Psychosocial risks encompass every type of burden of a psychosocial nature that originates during the execution of work or derives from the execution of work and that has harmful consequences for the physical of psychological health of the person.

Stress @ work
Stress is a situation experienced as being negative by an employee or a group of employees that is linked to complaints of dysfunction in a physical, psychological and/or social context and that is the consequence of the fact that employees are unable to meet the equirements and expectations imposed upon them on the basis of their work situation.

Harassment @ work
Harassment at work comprises a variety of similar or different types of inappropriate behaviour such as bullying, violence and sexual harassment; inside or outside the company or organisation taking place during a specific period and the goal or consequence of which is that the personality, the dignity or the physical or psychological integrity of a person in compromised during the time that he is at work, that his job is placed at risk or that creates a threatening, hostile, insulting, demeaning or hurtful environment manifesting particularly in words, threats, actions, gestures or one- side communication.

  • Bullying @ work
    Bullying at work means harassing, offending, socially excluding someone or negatively affecting someone’s work tasks. In order for the label bullying (or mobbing) to be applied to a particular activity, interaction or process it has to occur repeatedly and regularly (e.g., weekly) and over a period of time (e.g., 6 months).
  • Violence @ work
    Violence at work is defined as every act whereby a person is psychological of physically threatened or attacked during the execution of his work.

  • Sexual harassment @ work
    Sexual harassment at work is defined as every form of unwanted verbal, nonverbal of physical behaviour with a sexual connotation, the goal or consequences of which is a compromise of the dignity of a person or the creation of a threatening, hostile, insulting or injurious environment.

Mental health @ work
Mental health can be conceptualized as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. In this positive sense,
mental health is the foundation for wellbeing and effective functioning for an individual and for a community. This core concept of mental health is consistent with its wide and varied interpretation across cultures7. Mental health can be understood as a spectrum ranging from
positive mental wellbeing to mental ill- health and clinical problems.


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