The growing transformations and constant changes in today’s world have favored the emergence of new needs and problems that not only affect the conditions and quality of life of people, but also the working conditions within different organizations.
Today it is a priority to know, clarify and correct quickly and effectively, those risk factors that can be detrimental to the health and physical, psychological and social welfare of workers in a company.
Because prevention is the key
To favor and give priority to the protective factors that an organization can provide is the best way to have good safety conditions in the health of workers and that they have autonomy and responsibility to the same extent as the work they perform.
By preventing these risks, the working conditions that negatively affect people’s health are modified before they become harmful to employees; therefore, it is imperative to establish action plans focused on psychosocial risks in order to avoid them.
Other efficient ways to prevent psychosocial risks
In the “Guía de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales” published by Adagi, some actions that a company can take to avoid psychosocial risks are mentioned:
- Lead: a clear and firm leadership of the organization’s directive on the intolerance to this type of situations must be established. In addition, it is advisable to implement a policy of intolerance in this regard, opening the possibility for employees to communicate the existence of any case, as well as the consequences it would cause.
- Communicate: it should be made clear to the personnel the importance of this type of situations and the procedure to follow in case of detecting any of them. In addition, all personnel must be aware that it is their duty to identify early on any situation that could cause problems in the future.
- Participate: it is essential that the entire team is fully involved, since it is the employees who know first-hand the problems that may arise in their daily work, so their participation will generate the appropriate proposals.
- Evaluate: this will not only ensure legal compliance in this regard, but will also bring value to the company, “identifying the conditions that guarantee and strengthen the health of the staff and improving the conditions that may pose a risk to their health (well-being and involvement) and to the company (competitiveness and sustainability)”.
- Training: another way to avoid these risks is to provide the necessary education and training in interpersonal relations to each member of the organization.