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Mental Health at the Workplace - Mental Workload Introductory Checklists






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Part 4 of the series "Mental Health at the Workplace" aims at entrepreneurs and executives who, for various reasons, have decided to deal with the subject of "mental workload and strains" and who wish to contribute towards the health of their employees. There can be different motives for dealing with "mental workload":

  • For instance, you wish to release additional resources within your enterprise, remain competitive and, at the same time, increase the quality and quantity of your products or services. The health of your employees, as the most vital potential, should simultaneously be maintained and improved.
  • Perhaps you have implemented measures for occupational safety in your enterprise and, despite this, there has been an increase in absences from work, dissatisfaction with work, and accidents at the workplace. You are looking for causes.
  • Or you simply want to comply with legal requirements for the assessment of hazards.
  • It could also be the case that, on account of the use of new information and communication technologies and new operational specifications and tasks resulting there from, you see yourself confronted in the enterprise with mental workload and social strain to an increasing extent.

In a first step you would like to gather an overview, initially without expert consultation (for orientation) of the influences that have a mental effect on your employees. You would like to begin immediately. However, you are still unsure on how to proceed.

This brochure introduces you to a selection of orientating procedures from Austria, Switzerland and Germany, which are successfully applied in the respective countries.

As experience shows, it does not suffice to know the procedures, the authors would like to guide you through the steps, beginning with the planning of an analysis to a feedback of results.

Further, the matter of how to deduct measures from the results obtained and for which specific cases experts should be consulted will be discussed.


1st Edition, August 2004, 68 pages

ISBN 978-3-935116-12-1