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EU-OSHA issues resource on managing work stress

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Bilbao, Spain – A newly released electronic guide from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (also known as EU-OSHA) aims to help employers and workers deal with stress and psychosocial risks.

The free online guide, part of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign, shares national resources and will be available in 34 versions specific to particular European countries, focusing on employers and workers at small businesses.

Stress can contribute to lost working days, and about 80 percent of European businesses deal with stress as an important occupational safety and health concern – although less than one-third of companies have procedures to cope with it, according to EU-OSHA.

Each guide includes:

  • Explanations of risks, their causes, and the effects on workers and companies
  • Advice and tips on how to identify issues and what to do
  • Examples of prevention and risk management
  • Information on national resources