Stress: an ergonomist’s perspective – SHPonline

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Work-related stress is an issue that faces many people. Although stress can have adverse effects on a person’s health, many employers do not recognize it as a health concern. Proper job design may help to alleviate stress and protect the health of workers. It is important for employers to recognize and address the very real threat that stress poses to the health of their employees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nigel discusses the reporting of stress, job design and why employers must assess the risks and support associated poor health.
  • Despite the fact that a third of UK workers fall victim to stress within their careers, it is still something that is not taken seriously in the workplace.
  • Good features of job design accommodate a person’s mental and physical activity, helping to build feelings of self-esteem and give employees a sense of accomplishment.

“Despite it being such a widespread problem, affecting the very best of us on a day-to-day basis, work stress is not deemed a reportable injury or ill condition.”