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Posted in Career Advice, Construction, Hazards, Health and safety law, Manual Handling, Safety Professionals, Safety training, Stress, Uncategorized, Worker Engagement, Workplace health, tagged advice, fathers day, Health and Safety, Workplace health, Workplace Safety on June 16, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning and didn’t come home. It’s a sobering thought we know, but there is hope – especially when you consider how many things you can do to ensure that neither you, nor your colleagues, become another statistic…
Posted in Stress, Workplace health, tagged Anxiety, Management Standards, managing stress, mental health, NVQ 5 Occupational Safety, Safety statistics, Safety training, Stress, symptoms of stress, What is... on July 9, 2013| 1 Comment »
Some people seem to thrive on it; others go to extraordinary lengths to avoid it. Love it or loathe it, one thing for certain is that in the modern workplace, stress is an unavoidable fact of life. However, stress itself is not an illness; we all need a certain level of stress to operate. Nevertheless, excessive and prolonged stress can lead to serious mental and physical illness.
One-in-four people in the UK are estimated to experience a mental health problem at some point in their life, and poor mental health in the workplace is calculated by the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology to cost the UK economy £26 billion pounds each year. With many businesses already struggling in the current economic climate, reducing sickness absence is a major priority for most organisations.
In this brief guide, we look at the causes of workplace stress and consider various techniques to help you reduce stress at work.