Workplace Stress

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Dec 2007

NIOSH Science Blog: Workplace Stress

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog/nsb120307_stress.html

Work organization and job stress are topics of growing concern in the occupational safety and health field and at NIOSH. Workplace Stress is this month's NIOSH Blog topic.

(NIOSH)
Jul 2007

Protecting Workers' Health Series No. 6: Raising Awareness of Stress at Work in Developing Countries

http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/pwh6/en/index.html

This booklet aims at raising awareness for employers and worker representatives of work-related stress in developing countries. Work-related stress is an issue of growing concern in developing countries due to processes of globalization and the changing nature of work.

(WHO)
Dec 2005

SafeWork: Stress at Work

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/stress/index.htm

Welcome to the ILO’s Webpage on workplace stress. The prevention of work-related stress is an important aspect of the ILO’s primary goal, which has been defined by Director-General Juan Somavia as to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

(ILO)
Dec 2005

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Stress at Work

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/stress/

Primary themes in the NIOSH's job stress research program are: 1) to better understand the influence of what are commonly-termed “work organization” or “psychosocial” factors on stress, illness, and injury, and 2) to identify ways to redesign jobs to create safer and healthier workplaces.

(NIOSH)
Dec 2005

Stress in the Workplace

http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=19

This overview of stress in the workplace is adapted from The Stress Solution by Lyle H. Miller, Ph.D., and Alma Dell Smith, Ph.D. and provided online by the American Psychological Association.

(APA)
Dec 2005

OSH Answers: Workplace Stress - General

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/stress.html

“Workplace stress” is the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands. In general, the combination of high demands in a job and a low amount of control over the situation can lead to stress.

(CCOHS)
Dec 2005

Work-related Stress

http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/

Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them”. This topic page provides access to HSE’s documents pertaining to Work-related Stress including management standards, FAQs, advice and more.

(HSE)