August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2)

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Work-related stress

Employers’ views


Research carried out by the Institute for Employment Studies examined organisations’ implementation of the HSE’s Management Standards for Work-related Stress and the various factors promoting or hampering their progress. Andrea Broughton and Claire Tyers report their findings.

WORK-related stress is a challenging issue for employers. According to statistics compiled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stress, depression or anxiety comprise the second most commonly reported group of occupational illness, affecting more than 442,000 people a year and accounting for around 13.5 million lost working days in Britain in 2007–08. Employers are being encouraged to tackle…

Andrea Broughton is a principal research fellow at IES.

Claire Tyers is an associate director at IES.

Author: Broughton A, Tyers C


Occupational Health at Work August/September 2009 (vol. 06/2) pp20-22

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