Utilising Horizon Scanning and Foresight Techniques for Regulating Psychosocial Risks

Ivan Williams Jimenez


Over the past few decades the management of psychosocial risks has become a growing issue that is generating greater interest at a policy level. In this context working conditions are increasingly facing new challenges as a result of the impact of globalisation and digitalisation, together with the growing structural precariousness of labour.
In order to monitor legal developments in this changing labour landscape, the use of horizon scanning and foresight exercises for improving psychosocial risk management regulations is starting to become a common technique that helps to better understand the different responses from public policy in a particular issue, trend or development. This paper tries to address the effectiveness of this technique for the anticipation and future-proofing of policy responses regulating psychosocial risks.