Addressing Workplace Hazards: Managing Stress on the Job

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Workplace stress is a workplace hazard. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, it’s important to recognize signs of stress because it can be connected to infectious diseases and cardiovascular problems, as well as back pain, repetitive strain injuries and cancer.

Do you know how to identify the signs of stress in your workers? They include changes in eating habits (weight loss or gain), an increased use of alcohol, poor performance, frequent absences and increased conflict between employees.

As an employer, there are many things you can to help your workers alleviate their stress. Here are some suggestions from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

  • Sick leave
  • Reassignment
  • Re-bundling of tasks to provide meaningful work
  • Special equipment or revised expectations
  • Changes to workplace process or procedure
  • Flexible hours
  • Offer EAP (Employment Assistance Program)

What are some things you have done to help reduce workers’ stress? Is there anything else you feel can be done?

Count on Seton to help you create a safe workplace. Give us a call at 855-581-1218 or visit www.seton.ca and we can help answer any safety product questions you may have.

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