Workplace Stress Is Now Causing Business Losses
A research by Heal and Safety Executive (HSE) has come up with new results, according to which workplace stress is a major cause of lost working days.
Ten million working days were lost last year solely due to stress factor while the total days lost were found to be over 27 million. Women are found to suffer from the problem more than males. Individually, a person is found to have lost 24 working days on average while the rates are reported higher for middle-aged people. Professional and managerial people are found to be more prone to the stress as compared to people with other occupations
This urges the need to improve the workplace environment for the employees with better health facilities at the companies. There is a need to sustain the improvements made over the last 10 years in preventing workplace injury and ill-health, said the Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, Alex Botha. "These statistics should act as a constant reminder to all of us of the sad reality of thousands of employees being injured and made ill and those still dying needlessly as a result of preventable workplace injuries and work-related diseases", added Mr. Botha.
The research also found that 212,000 people were reported with workplace injuries that lead them to be absent from the work for three days.