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Psychosocial risks : acting upon the organisation by ergonomic intervention.

Johann Petit 1, * Bernard Dugué 1
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IMS - Laboratoire de l'intégration, du matériau au système
Abstract : In this paper we discuss the possibilities of acting on psychosocial risk (PSR) factors by modifying the way in which an organisation operates. On the basis of an ergonomic intervention in an insurance company, we were able to show that the health problems observed by the operators were mainly the result of their inability to produce work of quality. Next, our analy- ses revealed the links between poor perceived quality, production difficulties and the rigidity of the organisational structure. After setting up working groups to deal with production difficulties, we were able to identify and test an organisational form that was better adapted to managing day-to-day production constraints and which was ultimately better able to be attentive to individual difficulties which had given rise, in the long term, to intrapsychic conflicts.
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  • HAL Id : hal-00674123, version 1
  • DOI : 10.3233


Johann Petit, Bernard Dugué. Psychosocial risks : acting upon the organisation by ergonomic intervention.. WORK, IOS Press, 2012, 41, pp.4843-4847. ⟨10.3233⟩. ⟨hal-00674123⟩



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