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Green and smart manufacturing
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An example is the European legislative action focused on the risk of stress caused by some working activities such as assembly. Work-related stress is experienced when the demands of the work environment exceed the workers’ ability to cope with (or control) them is the definition given in (OSHA 2002). Workers’ stress may be a consequence of the shorter and shorter times requested for each operation, reduced rest time in the name of productivity and competition and also of more general factors like increasing use of temporary contracts, increased job insecurity and poor work-life balance (Takala 2009).