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EVALUATION OF THE

EVALUATION OF THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 2007-201243Still according to EWCS ong>theong> proportion ong>ofong> workers reporting that ong>theong>y are exposedto chemical products or substances in 2010 is 15.3 percent (a figure practicallyunchanged since 2005), and 11.3 percent ong>ofong> workers are exposed to infectiousmaterials (an increase from 9.2 percent in 2005), cf. Figure 4-3. 26Figure 4-3The 10-year trend in EU27 in ong>theong> proportion ong>ofong> workers exposed to twophysical risks.Also according to ong>theong> EWCS ong>theong> proportion ong>ofong> workers who work to tightdeadlines has stabilised at a high level around 60 percent in ong>theong> period from 2005to 2010. The same applies to ong>theong> proportion ong>ofong> workers who work at speed, cf.26 Survey Mapping Tool, EWCS 2010 Survey Results,http://www.eurong>ofong>ound.europa.eu/surveys/smt/ewcs/results.htmhttp://projects.cowiportal.com/ps/A019055/Documents/3 Project documents/Interim and final report/Final report October 2012/OSH ong>evaluationong>-report_Final_submitted 14 March2013.docx

44 EVALUATION OF THE EUREVALUATION OF THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 2007-201244Figure 4-4. 27 Thus work intensity is high and this can have a negative impact onworkers' well-being – especially where workers have little autonomy or littlesupport from colleagues and managers. 28 Work intensity is a known source ong>ofong>stress. 29Figure 4-4The 10-year trend in EU27 in ong>theong> proportion ong>ofong> workers exposed to twopsychosocial risks regarding work intensity.According to EWCS 34.0 percent ong>ofong> workers are not able to choose ong>theong> order ong>ofong>ong>theong>ir tasks, 32.7 percent ong>ofong> workers are not able to choose ong>theong>ir method ong>ofong> work,and 30.2 percent ong>ofong> workers are not able to choose ong>theong>ir speed ong>ofong> work, cf. Figure4-5. 30 Thus at least one third ong>ofong> workers in EU27 lack procedural autonomy. Theproportion ong>ofong> workers not able to choose ong>theong> order ong>ofong> ong>theong>ir tasks has declined from36.6 percent in 2005, but ong>theong> two oong>theong>r figures are practically unchanged from2005 to 2010.27 Survey Mapping Tool, EWCS 2010 Survey Results,http://www.eurong>ofong>ound.europa.eu/surveys/smt/ewcs/results.htm28 Changes over time – First findings from ong>theong> fifth European Working Conditions Survey,European Foundation for ong>theong> Improvement ong>ofong> Living and Working Conditions, 2010.29 OHS in figures: stress at work – facts and figures, European Risk Observatory Report,European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2009.30 Survey Mapping Tool, EWCS 2010 Survey Results,http://www.eurong>ofong>ound.europa.eu/surveys/smt/ewcs/results.htmhttp://projects.cowiportal.com/ps/A019055/Documents/3 Project documents/Interim and final report/Final report October 2012/OSH ong>evaluationong>report_Final_submitted14 March 2013.docx

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