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Workplace Stress

Workplace stress is increasing.  The soaring levels are being blamed on the recession and this is now increasing the risk  of accidents at work.  Employers need to take this seriously and put measures in place to try and take some of this stress away from their employees.

Insurance company RSA published a ‘stress map’, showing which areas of the UK were suffering with the most stress.  Not surprisingly London was at the top of this map with the biggest problem, 9 out of 10 workers reported an increase in their stress levels.

Millions of working days are lost due to stress related causes and workplace accident are more likely as a direct cause of rising stress levels so this should be taken seriously.

Workers in the services sector and manufacturing were said to be under the greatest pressure, with those in construction the least affected.