The panel for Work and work-related health assesses applications on the importance of the working environment for reducing exclusion and reducing health problems related to working life.
Work and work-related health also includes studies on the influence of background factors such as socioeconomic conditions, morbidity, age-related changes, gender and ethnicity. Furthermore, the interaction between psychosocial work environment and employment conditions is included. Research on the so-called work–life balance, i.e. the prioritisation between work and family, is also included.
Furthermore, studies on the importance of the work organisation for the work environment, work ability and work performance are included, as well as how the individual’s conditions and the development of the organisation are linked to each other. Studies on the link between working environment and levels of participation in working life, and how individual demands can be observed within the development of the organisation are included. The area also includes intervention research and implementation research on preventive interventions for working environment and health, as well as studies on physical, chemical and biological risk factors in the work environment.
The subareas of the panel can be summarised as follows: psychosocial factors and health, bullying, offensive treatment, stress, sleep, common mental health conditions, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sick leave, sickness presence, work performance, work ability, employer’s responsibility for rehabilitation, work-, family- and living conditions in relation to health and quality of life, repetitive strain injuries, rehabilitation, health risk in the working environment, safety, security, violence and threats.
Members of the review panel
Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Kaj Bo Veiersted
Department for workrelated musculoskeletal disorders, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
The Swedish Work Environment Authority, Sweden
Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Hälsan & arbetslivet, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden