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6th International Congress of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS)

From 29 August to 1 September 2017

The theme of the sixth ICOH-WOPS Congress (WOPS 2017) is "For dignified and psychosocially healthy work" in response to deteriorated working conditions in most countries due to the negative impacts of a globalised economy.

There is a need to analyse and determine how the study of psychosocial factors can support the development of healthy and dignified work. It is also advisable to consider how far we have come in understanding the mechanisms by which psychosocial factors affect the health of worker: Are the methods and models developed appropriate to the reality of all countries, including developing countries? To what extent is knowledge on psychosocial factors shared among the various regions of the world?  Now more than ever, there is a need to analyse the role of situations such as inequality and job insecurity in considering psychosocial factors at work. We should also ask: What is the impact of our scientific work and in which sectors or types of organisations is it more necessary to intervene?

The topics of the Congress are:

  • The development of integrative and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Best practices for assessment, intervention and management of psychosocial risks
  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relation to productivity
  • Health effects and their relation to psychosocial factors and stress
  • The psychosocial work environment and business and societal sustainability
  • Psychosocial factors at work: cultural and regional differences
  • Gender perspectives in the research of work-related psychosocial risk factors
  • Work organisation factors that promote worker welfare
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of workers with chronic mental health problems
  • Industries / occupations at high psychosocial risk, for example, health workers, emergency, night work, security, etc.
  • Influence of macro factors, corruption and inequality on psychosocial factors and worker health
  • Economic costs and benefits of psychological health at work
  • Models of job stress and their scope
  • Psychosocial factors in managing human capital in organisations
  • Violence and workplace harassment
  • Micro-level and clinical approaches for managing psychosocial risks
  • Addictions and work
  • Psychosocial factors in informal and atypical work
  • Psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors and health effects
  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relation to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Psychosocial factors, physical activity and worker well-being
  • Psychosocial factors and mental illness disability
  • Psychosocial factors and aging workers
  • Job insecurity, unemployment and psychosocial factors
  • Balance between work and personal life
  • Promoting a positive psychosocial work environment
  • Legislation, regulation and policies on the psychosocial work environment


The program will include lectures by prestigious academics, professionals, round table discussions, symposiums and forums with industry representatives, government agencies and national and international nongovernmental organisations.


6th International Congress of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS)

  • Date

    From 29/08/2017 to 01/09/2017
  • Location

    Mexico City
  • Organiser

    The Scientific Committee on "Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors" (ICOH-WOPS), the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), the Autonomous University of Morelos State (UAEM), the Mexican Institute of Social Security, and the collaboration of different academic and government organisations.
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Last update on 24/04/2017