Chapter 28. Work Organization and Work-Related Stress

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Tom Cox,
  2. Amanda Griffiths and
  3. Stavroula Leka

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch28

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cox, T., Griffiths, A. and Leka, S. (2005) Work Organization and Work-Related Stress, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075



  • control philosophy;
  • elimination;
  • substitution;
  • ventilation;
  • isolation


The prelims comprise:

  • Background

  • Work organization and work-related stress: the nature of acceptable evidence

  • The evidence

  • Failures of work organization: psychosocial and organizational hazards

  • Work organization, stress and health

  • Solving the problem

  • The legal context

  • Adapting the risk management paradigm

  • The Nottingham model

  • Risk assessment

  • Translation and risk reduction

  • Final comments

  • References