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The Scientific Committee on "Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors" (ICOH-WOPS) has so far convened five successful congresses in various parts of the world. On this occasion, for the first time, the WOPS congress will be held in Latin America.

The Sixth ICOH-WOPS Congress (WOPS 2017) will be held in Mexico City from August 29 to September 1, 2017, under the auspices of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM), the Autonomous University of Morelos State (UAEM), the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), and the collaboration of different academic and government organizations.

The conference theme is "For dignified and psychosocially healthy work" as this is a goal to achieve in most countries because of deteriorated working conditions due to the negative impacts of a globalized economy.

There is a need to analyze and determine how the study of psychosocial factors can support the development of healthy and dignified work. It is also advisable to think and consider: How far have we come in understanding the mechanisms by which psychosocial factors affect the health of workers?; Are the methods and models developed appropriate to the reality of all countries including developing countries?; What is the status of the transfer of knowledge on psychosocial factors between the various regions of the world?  More than ever in these times there is a priority to analyze the role of situations such as inequality and job insecurity in considering psychosocial factors at work. Finally, we should ask; What is the impact of our scientific work and in which sectors or types of organizations is it more necessary to interve?

Topics:

  • 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 organization 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 workers´ health
  • Economic costs and benefits of psychological health at work
  • Models of job stress and their scope
  • Psychosocial factors in managing human capital in organizations
  • 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's 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
  • Micro-level and clinical approaches for managing psychosocial risks
  • Addictions and work

The program will include lectures by prestigious academics, professionals, roundtables, symposiums and forums with industry representatives, government agencies and national and international nongovernmental organizations.

We look forward to welcoming you at the ICOH-WOPS 2017 conference in Mexico City.

 

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