10 Facts About Occupational stress


Occupational stress can be managed by understanding what the stressful conditions at work are and taking steps to remediate those conditions.

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Occupational stress can occur when workers do not feel supported by supervisors or coworkers, feel as if they have little control over the work they perform, or find that their efforts on the job are incommensurate with the job's rewards.

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Occupational stress is a concern for both employees and employers because stressful job conditions are related to employees' emotional well-being, physical health, and job performance.

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Researchers have been studying how Occupational stress affects the cardiovascular system, as well as how work Occupational stress can lead to hypertension and coronary artery disease.

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Occupational stress has shown to be linked with an increase in alcohol consumption among men and an increase in body weight.

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Chronically high levels of job Occupational stress diminish a worker's quality of life and increase the cost of the health benefits the employer provides.

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High levels of Occupational stress are associated with substantial increases in health service utilization.

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Additionally, periods of disability due to job stress tend to be much longer than disability periods for other occupational injuries and illnesses.

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Occupational health psychologists seek to reduce occupational stress by working with individuals and changing the workplace to make it less stressful.

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Occupational stress has been found to be one of the most important causes of lost working-days in the UK and so the reduction of occupational stress has been a long-standing government target and strategic aim of the Health and Safety Executive .

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