The HSE Management Standards on stress made simple

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    This seven page free-to-download article looks at the
    implementation of the Health and Safety Executive standards on
    stress at work, writes Ray Braithwaite.

    It covers the six major workplace stresses, the mandatory
    obligations placed upon employers and the causes and effects of
    work-related stress.

    It then identifies 11 strategies that could dramatically reduce
    levels of stress at work.

    It considers what can go wrong with “stress busting” initiatives
    and concludes that the goal of any organisation must be the
    creation of a healthy work culture.

    The document is clear, precise, jargon-free and easy-to-read.
    Moreover it would have a positive impact, if followed, upon any

    It details many actions an employer can take to reduce stress. It
    gives useful pointers and may be used as a quick reference tool for
    any hard-pressed manager.

    Ray Braithwaite is the author of the CD-Rom Stress at Work
    and How to Handle it – a Tool for Managers

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