Stress is getting more and more important work-related risk, as new work organisation is applied and as we are moving towards a knowledge-based economy.
Stress is now recognised as one of the most prevalent and serious work-related health problems. It is associated with psychosocial hazards and represents a challenge for effective health and safety management due to the constantly changing nature of work in today's knowledge-based economy.
SPA-ROAD main objective is to prevent and combat the stress of the road transport drivers (freight and passengers) and SME workers in order to improve their health and the European roads safety, reducing the number of accidents caused by stress consequences in workers. This objective is to be accomplished by providing the target group with a set of training contents and activities that will be presented in a learning platform and will be available for mobile learning.
The accelerated pace of our time, the on-going negative changes in the field of economy, the uncertainties faced in terms of jobs and at working places, the continuously rising level of expectations and requirements are, unfortunately, associated with stress, as well as illnesses caused by stress. Do we have to accept stress and live with it? No! By now stress is not just a problem that can be managed, but it is to be managed. The participant Bulgarian, Hungarian and Slovak institutions are carrying out the adaptation of a training programme that had already proved to be successful in Greece, aimed at the management of work-related stress.