Stress has become an increasingly global phenomenon
affecting all professions, families and societies in general. With
90% of visits to G.P.'s for stress related illness, there is evidence
that stress at work is associated with changes in behaviour as well
as physiological functions, which may be detrimental to health.
Specifically, stress may contribute to the development of various
symptoms of occupational ill health such as back pain and repetitive
strain injury (RSI), and can affect all major systems and organs
in the body.
||Every day, RSI conditions cost 6 people their
||5.4 million days lost in 2002 due to RSI-related
||Up to £20 billion lost to UK Industry due
The European Commission has introduced measures to
ensure the safety and health of workers. Employers should:
||Aim to prevent work related stress
||Assess the risks of work related stress by looking
for pressures at work that could cause high and long lasting
levels of stress and deciding who might be harmed
||Take adequate action to prevent the harm.
Don't wait for raised levels in absenteeism, RSI,
or even litigation to look for ways of reducing stress, let us show
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