Cover: Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Protection of Mental Health in the Workplace

Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Protection of Mental Health in the Workplace

Published in: Publications Office of the European Union website (2023). DOI: 10.2861/89

Posted on rand.org Jul 6, 2023

by Alina Makarevičienė, Madeline Nightingale, Greta Skubiejūtė, Emily Hutton, Vaida Gineikytė-Kanclerė, Deimantė Kazlauskaitė

The study focuses on the analysis of national legislation and best practices across the EU Member States that address health and safety requirements for the protection of mental health at work. The study reveals that efforts at EU and national level are currently insufficient to protect employees from psychosocial risks. EU-level legislation on work-related psychosocial risks is therefore needed to set the minimum health and safety requirements for mental health at work. This would compel Member States to take action to protect employees and to ensure minimum standards and equality across the EU. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL).

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