Stress

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines work-related stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”. Employers have a legal duty to manage the risks to employees’ health and safety, including the risks arising from stress.

Stress is frequently identified as one of the biggest causes of long-term sickness absence in employee absence studies and surveys. Following a good practice approach to managing stress is likely to have organisational benefits for employers, including reducing sickness absence.


Stress: a turning tide

5 Sep 2004

With all the recent surveys and stories in the press about the rising levels of stress in the workplace, it is easy to see why there is a widespread fear that it is spiralling out of control, but is this really the case? Nic Paton reports

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Sickies are worse for business than stress

5 Sep 2004

Workers taking 'sickies' place a greater burden on organisations than stress-related absence, a poll by an HR website has reported

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HSE standards will have huge impact on stress management

5 Sep 2004

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards are set to have a profound impact on how employers tackle workplace stress, OH professionals and academics have predicted.

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Good practice makes perfect

5 Sep 2004

A pilot of new HSE standards on stress shows how enlightened management approaches are key to tackling the problem. Sally O'Reilly reports

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Driving down stress

5 Sep 2004

Suzanne Smith looks at how Group Lotus, an automotive engineering and manufacturing firm, piloted a web-based audit in a bid to lower levels of workplace stress

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Attacking stress from all directions

5 Sep 2004

With so many different causes of work-related stress, it is often difficult for employers to know where to start. This is where the multidisciplinary approach comes into its own. Roisin Woolnough reports

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Aid workers at increased risk from trauma

5 Sep 2004

Aid workers are increasingly at risk from stress and trauma-related mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as aid agency work becomes more difficult and dangerous, a psychiatrist has suggested

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Stress, stress, go away

5 Sep 2004

Guidance from the Court of Appeal has clarified how OH professionals should tackle stress, as recent cases show. By Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis

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Healthier workers are more productive

2 Sep 2004

People with good health can be 20 per cent more productive than their less healthy colleagues, according to initial findings...

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Top UK companies have their say

1 Sep 2004

Leaders of the UK's top 350 companies were canvassed over the summer for their views on the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards.

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HSE standards will have huge impact on stress management

1 Sep 2004

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards are set to have a profound impact on how employers tackle workplace stress

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Aid workers at increased risk from trauma

1 Sep 2004

Aid workers are increasingly at risk from stress and trauma-related mental health conditions

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Trainee doctors opt for GP jobs over stressful hospital posts

1 Sep 2004

Growing numbers of trainee doctors are opting for a career in general practice rather than in hospitals

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Taking the fight to the bullies

6 Apr 2004

An initiative from the DTI and the Amicus union aims to help organisations take more proactive approach to dealing with...

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