Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from work-related stress. This means carrying out a stress risk assessment and taking steps to manage the risks.
A stress risk assessment is the process of identifying and assessing the factors that may cause stress in the workplace. It should be conducted by a qualified person, such as an occupational health professional.
The initial step in a stress risk assessment is to identify potential stressors in the workplace. These can include:
Once the potential stressors have been identified, the next step is to assess the risks. This involves determining the severity of the stressors and the likelihood that they will cause stress.
The last step in a stress risk assessment is to develop and implement control measures. These control measures should be aimed at reducing the severity of the stressors or the likelihood that they will cause stress.
Control measures include:
Tips for managing stress in the workplace:
By following these tips, you can help to manage stress in the workplace and improve your overall health and well-being.
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