France: Law proposal about burnout

eiffel-tower-737185 640The French Socialist deputy, Benoît Hamon, wants the law to recognize burnout as an occupational disease

According to Mr. Hamon "burn-out is a social challenge we must meet"That is why he has tabled three amendments to the draft law on social dialogue for the professional recognition of burnout.

Source: Libération 25/05/2015

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Germany: High risk professional groups

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According to a recent survey of the German opinion research centre EMNID every 4th person in Germany works in a position that brings forward high stress levels and the risk of burnout.
Professional groups particilarly at risk are those caring directly for other people (teachers, nurses, physicians, social workers ...) and those with high responsibilities (managers, executives).
The external and internal factors leading to burnout can be found under

Fit for the recovery? Taking a longer term view of health and safety risk management

IIRSM & HSW Annual Conference: 13 November 2014. Birmingham - UK

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, in partnership with Health and Safety at Work magazine, are planning another dynamic and insightful conference with varied educational content, from innovation in health and safety risk management to influencing techniques and behavioural safety. Delegates will have the opportunity for discussion with industry leaders, learn from high profile case studies and enjoy networking with peers. Delegates may claim CPD for attendance.

Venue: Thinktank, Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG
Price: £315 + VAT (£378.00)

More info here.

Europe: Managing work-related stress is the focus of this year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work

Starting on the week 20 to 24 October, hundreds of events are being held across Europe to celebrate the European Week for Safety and Health at Work.

Keeping with the current theme – Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress the idea is to encourage an European wide talking about stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace and how we can tackle it together.

Source: EU Agency for Safety and Health at work

More: Read the press release