Table of contents

  1. Anja Mehnert-Theuerkauf
  2. Silje Endresen Reme
  3. Kari-Pekka Martimo, Esa-Pekka Takala
  4. Kerstin Ekberg, Christian Ståhl
  5. Gary R. Bond, Robert E. Drake, Jacqueline A. Pogue
  6. Karina Nielsen, Joanna Yarker, Fehmidah Munir, Ute Bültmann
  7. Vicki L. Kristman, Cecile R. L. Boot, Kathy Sanderson, Kathryn E. Sinden, Kelly Williams-Whitt
  8. Jack Siemiatycki, Mengting Xu
  9. Reiner Rugulies, Birgit Aust, Ida E. H. Madsen
  10. Alexis Descatha, Bradley A. Evanoff, Annette Leclerc, Yves Roquelaure
  11. Ranu Sewdas, Astrid de Wind, Femke I. Abma, Cécile R. L. Boot, Sandra Brouwer
  12. Angela Martin, Clare Shann, Anthony D. LaMontagne
  13. Ben Barr, Philip McHale, Margaret Whitehead
  14. Marcel W. M. Post, Jan D. Reinhardt, Reuben Escorpizo
  15. Akizumi Tsutsumi
  16. Stavroula Leka, Aditya Jain
  17. Martin Hyde, Sobin George, Vaijayanthee Kumar

About this book


This work presents a summary of research evidence on links between work, health and disability. Across two sections it summarizes updated knowledge on adverse effects of distinct occupational hazards, and it covers concerns with employment opportunities or restrictions. The handbook delivers an overview of material and psychosocial factors as occupational hazards on working people’s physical or mental health that may result in functional impairment and disability. This knowledge can be instrumental in strengthening efforts of professionals and other stakeholders to promote health-conducive working conditions and prevent work-related disability risks. It also covers concerns with employment opportunities or restrictions of persons with physical or mental health problems and disability. This field of interdisciplinary research has grown with a broad range of solid new findings that can have favorable impact on work disability prevention and the practice of medical and vocational rehabilitation. Prominent experts discuss this evidence for major manifestations of physical and mental health problems and disabilities.

As a further innovative feature, this handbook integrates biomedical, psychological, and sociological knowledge on major aspects of the links between work, health and disability. It is therefore of interest to students and professionals in related disciplines, as well as for stakeholders involved in the prevention of, and rehabilitation into paid work. In times of an increasingly aging work force with elevated risks of reduced health and work functioning, this knowledge can contribute to turning the threats associated with disability into opportunities. This handbook supports the overall aim of enabling persons with (chronic) health problems and disability to fully participate in social life.


occupational injuries occupational rehabilitation working with chronic disease mental health and disability physical health and disability rehabilitation services work stress and chronic diseases training of capabilities prevention of work disability integrative labor market policies occupational hazards disability pensions work stress prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Bültmann
    • 1
  • Johannes Siegrist
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health SciencesUniversity Medical Center Groningen Department of Health SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Medizinische FakultätHeinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldo Medizinische FakultätDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75381-2
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