While employers try to ensure their employees are provided a safe workplace by reducing the chances of accidents and injuries, it's important not to overlook employee stress.
Too much stress or too many responsibilities can greatly increase employees’ chances of not only burnout, but also making costly mistakes. A worse-case scenario is that if they are engaged in more labor-intensive occupations, too much stress can lead to accidents.
Think your employees aren't stressed? A recent study by Mental Health America, "Mind the Workplace," found that:
A high stress work environment can lead to a number of problems:
What you can do
All of the above can have a detrimental effect on your workplace and employee health, as stress can lead to a myriad of health issues. But there things employers can do to help reduce workplace stress.
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