Work Related Stress

David Reid
27th Feb 2009

On 25 February 2009, the Health and Safety Executive launched a new website to prevent work-related stress. 

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Peter Brown, Head of the Health and Safety Executive Health and Work Division, said “In the current economic crisis businesses are looking to save wherever possible and managing work related stress effectively could represent some significant savings."


The Health and Safety Executive has reported that in 2008 13.5 million days were lost to work-related stress in Great Britain. This is a potential major cost to your business and to the economy. In these difficult times, your employees may be more prone to stress. While some stress can be a motivating factor, stress can also de-motivate employees and lead to poor work performance, which in itself represents a potential cost to your business.


To read the Health and Safety Executive’s Press Release, here.

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