Focuses on important issues in the modern working life. Exploring major public health problems such as musculoskeletal disorders and stress, this book explains connections between work, well-being, and health based on up-to-date research in the field. It provides methods for risk assessments and guidelines on arranging a good working life from the perspective of the working individual, the company, and society as a whole. The book focuses on common, stressful situations in different professions in work life. Reviewing bodily demands and reactions in eight selected common but contrasting job types, the book explains relevant physiology in a novel way. Rather than being structured according to organs in the body, the book accepts the complex physiology of typical jobs and uses this as an entry. In addition to physiological facts, the book discusses risk factors for disorders and gives ideas on how to organize and design work and tasks so as to optimize health, work ability, and productivity. Content includes: Work, working life, occupational physiology -- Work demanding high energy metabolism -- Work requiring considerable muscle force -- Work in awkward postures -- Work with highly repetitive movements -- Prolonged, low-intensity, sedentary work -- Work with high levels of mental strain -- Work that disrupts the diurnal rhythm -- Work in heat and cold -- A good working life for everyone.