Tag Archives: Stress

Mental Health Awareness and Employment – STRESS

Mental Health Awareness week was from the 14th to 20th May and focussed on Stress. It therefore seems relevant to discuss Stress from the employers point of view and how this ties into the definition of a disability and discrimination. Firstly when it comes to employment, the term disabled or defining someone as disabled isn’t […]

HSE following through on strategy

At the beginning of the year we wrote a blog outlining the HSE’s strategy for 2017. The majority of that article focused on how the HSE were focusing on the health of employees, including Occupational Stress and Health, Musculoskeletal Disorders and Occupational Lung Disease. We are now starting to see some serious fines being delivered […]

HSE Strategy for 2017

Often, if you get a visit from the dreaded HSE Inspector, you can be left feeling that they have focused on some strange things. These might seem completely arbitrary and not a reflection of the true hazards present in your business. Actually, the Inspector’s focus is anything but strange! Each year the HSE identifies a […]

How To Aim For A Stress Free Zone

RIDDOR reportable ill health incidents have almost doubled in the last year.  In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health. Stress can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness […]

Work related stress: your legal duties

Stress at work is rising, and remains one of the most common causes of long- and short-term sickness for manual and non-manual employees. Two-fifths of organisations reported an increase in stress-related absence over the previous year, rising to more than half in the public sector. Despite its prevalence, both employees and employers can be reluctant […]

Stressful Times

In a recent HSE survey on workplace stress, nearly 20% of workers reported very high or extremely high levels of stress at work. While specific sources of stress and the way we deal with them differ from person to person, many of us especially struggle to cope with factors that are out of our control. Common […]