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Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress

The EU launches a campaign to raise awareness on the risk of stress

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Stress is one of the most frequently reported work-related health problem in Europe and is believed to be the cause of the majority of all lost working days.Therefore the European Agency for Safety at Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched a "Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress" campaign to raise awareness.

Addressing stress and psychosocial risks is one of the challenges covered by the forthcoming EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020, due to be presented in June.


Workers affected by stress find it difficult to concentrate, make more mistakes and are subject to more frequent accidents at work. Prolonged psychological pressure may result in serious health problems such as cardiovascular or musculoskeletal diseases, leading to poor working performance and more absenteeism.

The campaign aims to help employers’ and workers’ representatives, managers and workers to identify and manage stress and psychological, physical and social risks in the workplace. It also promotes the use of simple tools which can help organisations to effectively manage such risks. Reducing stress at work helps to create a healthy work environment in which workers feel valued, where the workplace culture is more positive, and, consequently, business productivity improves.

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