the present research aimed to identify the psychosocial risks from the perspective of quality of working life, of 221 workers belonging to different institutions of santander, colombia, by applying themeasuring instrumententitled calidad de vida laboral [quality of working life]. the study was conducted using a non-experimental design of descriptive transversal type, from a quantitative approach. the questionnaire used for data collection consists of two parts: the first one consists of 14 numerical scales and the second one corresponds to census data of participants. a bivariated analysis of obtained data with respect to professional practice and type of institution was carried out.among the findings of the study, the affectation of teachers of academic institutions, brought about by the influence of their current working conditions is high lighted. finally, as part of the measurement process,strategies for improvement designed tominimize psychosocial risk factors are suggested, referring to the organization of workin different institutions, that is,intra-labor issues.