Occupational Psycho-Social Risks

Occupational psychosocial risks represent and emerging and rising topic within the academic community. Various analyses are available on the subject, but one can note the lack of multi-disciplinary approaches, whereas disciplines are highly complementary.

Our project stems in the work of the Observatoire régional des risques psychosociaux au travail (Regional observatory on occupational psychosocial risks) that is to favor multidisciplinary collaborations regarding the analysis of psychosocial risks.

Our aims are the following:

  • Develop academic and professional collaboration and widen the scope of current research;
  • Improve, disseminate and transfer knowledge on occupational psychosocial risks towards academic networks but also public authorities and social actors;
  • Experiment participatory intervention initiatives.

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Our investigations are three-fold :

1. Hospital population study. Occupational risks issues are par

ticularly relevant and tricky in the hospital environment. Indeed, regardless of the specific essence of care activity, hospitals currently implement organizational and management changes that impact the workforce. Thus the regional University Hospital based in Bordeaux is a particularly interesting area for investigations (and preventive experimentations).

2. Small companies study. Small

companies, as well as big firms, must

implement preventive actions and address the issue of collective risks linked to work. But small companies have specificities that we should study further in order to build and implement specific preventive strategies.

3. Development and transversality. Our project aims to integrate several complementary analyses in order to federate local research on occupational psychosocial risks. The idea here is to stimulate connexions and collaborations with other research agendas launched within HEADS, by studying “life trajectories”. This will allow us developing future collective research perspectives for this programme.