Stress at work is being trivialised

Employers are at risk of trivialising the dangers of stress in the workplace
by focusing on promoting alternative therapies such as massage and aromatherapy
as solutions, a union has warned.

"While there may be a place for these types of activities they should
not detract from addressing the organisational causes of stress," said
Nigel Bryson of the GMB.

The union has published a new guide on preventing workplace stress to
highlight this year’s European Week of Safety and Health, which takes place
from 14 to 18 October.

Too many employers are failing to implement management systems to prevent
stress, added Bryson.

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