On September 1, 2022, a joint tender partnership led by Wise Angle in collaboration with NOTUS asr has been awarded the research contract:Overview of OSH research regarding mental health at work of workers with low socioeconomic status”.

Research related to workers’ mental health has been progressively acquiring wider importance in the occupational safety and health (OSH) sphere. However, while the specialised literature has been increasingly dealing with the implications of psychosocial risk factors and mental health in employment, these have more often focused either on holistic perspectives or sectoral views through selected industries or workers’ groups, often leaving vulnerable groups and particularly exposed workers in low-skilled or low-paid jobs on a marginal side of the political and regulatory debate.

As such, the objective of this new study is precisely to respond to the request of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and provide the client with an appropriate theoretical strategy and empirical methodology for the systematic identification, collection and analysis of specialised literature akin to the topic. The research project thus proposes an ambitious Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of main academic databases coupled with an holistic exploration of the databases of key stakeholders, international organisations and research institutes. The findings will be aimed both at the identification of possible cause-effect relationships in psychosocial risks for low-skilled/low-paid workers and the identification of good practices of prevention/intervention for mental health.

WISE is proud to be officially working with NOTUS, 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 Kick-Off Meeting with the Contracting Authority was officially celebrated on September 7th, 2022. Our research team presented the study frame, answered questions and gathered a first detailed round of feedback from EU-OSHA about the research approach and step-by-step methodology.

We are excited to take advantage of this funding opportunity and continue developing knowledge relevant to address important societal and economic challenges.

The WISE Team