High Levels of Worker Stress Erode Workplace Safety
As the nature of work changes at break-neck speed, job stress poses a threat to workers and their employers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports. “It is widely believed that job stress increases the risk for development of back and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.” And although additional research is necessary, NIOSH says there is growing concern that stressful work conditions interfere with safety practices and set the stage for accidents.
Meanwhile, the infographic above compiled by the American Psychological Assn. earlier this year shows that, on average, Americans’ stress levels are far higher than they believe is healthy.