On December 2023, The European Union Agency for Occupational Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) has officially published the study Psychosocial risk exposure and mental health outcomes of European workers with low socioeconomic status: Literature Review”. 

The research is the product of a partnership led by Wise Angle in collaboration with NOTUS ASR, a non-profit independent research organisation with longstanding experience in developing research studies and EU-funded projects on the analysis of working conditions, employment and labour relations.  

The main objective of this research has been to provide an exploratory literature overview of the associations between Psychosocial Risks exposure and mental health outcomes of European workers with a low socioeconomic status (LSES) employed in a variety of sectors. The study also offered 10 good practices from companies and stakeholders that moderate the extent of adverse health outcomes in LSES workers. The findings have informed future research directions and proposed policy pointers to improve management and prevention of PSRs for the group of LSES workers. 

The one-year long journey implied the development of a rich scoping literature review of scientific and grey literature, alongside a thorough desk search to select the good practices.  

In a time when mental health is acquiring an ever-greater importance (and even more so in Occupational Safety and Health), WISE is proud to have further developed its expertise in and worked on applied research that may be truly useful to institutions, stakeholders and individual businesses alike.  

Meanwhile, stay tuned for our next research contract on the same topic where we will zoom on the agriculture and construction sector in order to review existing mental health risks and good practices for their management.