Workplaces are operating within an environment totally alien to that in which they worked only a short period ago. Change like this can be difficult for people. Now is a good time for business owners to review their methods for managing workplace stress.
what is workplace stress?
Workplace Stress occurs when an individual has a physical, mental or emotional reaction to a situation in the workplace.
What can increase stress in workplace?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased levels of uncertainty and social stress factors.
Potential stress triggers for your employees can vary depending on your workplace. These include:
- Exposure to violence or aggressive behaviour
- An increase or decrease in demands of work
- Working in an isolated manner
- Little or no support from management
- Below standard working conditions, or
- Poor management of change
How can I Manage stress?
it is recommended by Safe Work Australia you follow the following four step process:
- Identify Risks and Hazards
Identify the risks and hazards present within your workplace. Discuss these with your employees, inspect the workplace and review how your workers interact.
- Assess Risks and Hazards
What is the outcome if your employees are exposed to the identified hazards and risks?
- Control the Risks and Hazards
Eliminate identified risks and hazards from your workplace. If you are can not eliminate the risks, act to prevent the risk as much as possible.
- Review your Control Measures
Implement and review the control measures you have put in place.
For more information, please contact People Smartz Pty Ltd on:
- Telephone: 1800 HR Smartz (1800 477 627)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://peoplesmartz.com.au/contact
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