Do only occupational accidents and illnesses cause problems in the workplace? The answer to this question is no. You should know that there are several risks known as psychosocial risks, which are identified as the main cause of health problems within organizations.
We have to make it clear that psychosocial risks, as the name suggests, are all the stressors that can be the result of negative physical and/or social circumstances that occur within organizations. This is due to conflicts in the design, organization and management of work in different areas.
In order to understand psychosocial risks, their particular characteristics must be taken into account. As well as the way in which they can affect both the fundamental rights of the collaborator and his health.
The main problems that affect health within organizations are: stress, violence, harassment, sexual harassment, contractual insecurity, burnout, as well as double presence.
How does this affect employees?
This can have many consequences because it has a direct impact on the employee’s well-being, both mentally and physically. In most cases, this translates into a decrease in performance and personal development.
Therefore, it is very important that if you are leading an organization, you are aware of each of the points mentioned above to try to avoid these consequences on the people working in your company.
How does it affect the organization?
The big problem that psychosocial risks entail for companies is that each of the effects is transformed into poor performance of the organization, which can lead to absenteeism and absenteeism, and even increase the number of accidents and injuries.
As you can see, these psychosocial risks, in addition to influencing the health of employees, also affect companies. Therefore, it is essential that organizations consider within their policies the evaluation and subsequent intervention of these risks.