According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 40% of workers report that their job is “very stressful” of “extremely stressful.” Job stress can contribute to workplace safety hazards like accidents, mental fatigue, and workplace violence. As such, job stress should be addressed by every employers’ workplace safety program.
Key Learning Objectives
- Define job stress and list common causes of job stress
- Identify work conditions or roles that may contribute to job stress
- Recognize the warning signs of job stress
- Detail employer actions to prevent or reduce job stress
Online Course Details
What is Job Stress?
NIOSH defines job stress as “the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker.”