EU-OSHA Launches E-Guide on Managing Stress and Psychosocial Risks at Work

The free guide is part of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign.

As part of the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign, EU-OSHA has launched an e-guide on managing stress and psychosocial risks. The organization says stress is an important occupational safety and health concern in about 80% of European businesses and is one of the main reasons for lost working days in Europe. Less than a third of European establishments have procedures in place to deal with work-related stress. The e-guide was developed as a practical tool to help both employers and workers, particularly of small businesses, better understand and manage stress and psychosocial risks.

34 country-specific versions will be published, and each one will direct users to relevant national resources on stress and psychosocial risks.

“Although we cannot see or measure stress in the same way as many other health problems, it is a very serious issue. It can affect workers both emotionally and physically, but businesses and the economy in general can also suffer at the hands of stress,” said Dr. Christa Sedlatschek, director of EU-OSHA.

Each version of the e-guide contains: simple explanations of risks, their causes and consequences for workers and businesses; advice and instructions on how to spot problems early and take action; practical examples of prevention and risk management, particularly for small businesses; and information on national resources.

Product Showcase

  • Magellan X Pte Ltd

    Hesitate No More with SOL-X Connected Worker Health & Safety Solution

    According to the National Safety Council, work-related medically consulted injuries total 4.26 million in 2021 in USA alone. SOL-X solution prevents “human factors” safety issues by anticipating incidents and improving compliance workflows. Leverages digital technologies (IIoT, AI and analytics) to predict patterns from occurring and make informed decisions. Control Of Work - gets rid of tedious paperwork and experience digital workflows. Crew Protect - maximises safety and situational awareness with health trackers and situational indicators. Award-winning Intrinsically Safe SmartWatch – innovative features that enable near real-time visibility and connected well-being. Works well with major connectivity protocols like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Long-Range Bluetooth! 3

  • The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus

    The MGC Simple Plus is a simple-to-use, portable multi-gas detector that runs continuously for three years without needing to be recharged or routinely calibrated after its initial charge and calibration during manufacturing. The detector reliably tests a worksite’s atmosphere for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen and combustible gases (LEL). Additionally, it is durable enough to withstand the harshest treatment and environments, which is why it has an IP 68 rating. The MGC Simple Plus is also compatible with a variety of accessories, such as Gas Clip Technologies’ new GCT External Pump. Visit gascliptech.com for more information. 3

Featured