Work-related stress can negatively affect individual employees as well as entire organizations. Many organizations are negatively impacted by the economic costs associated with stress-related workers’ compensation claims, employee absenteeism, and turnover.

Occupational Stressors

According to the American Psychological Association–commissioned annual Stress in America survey, in 2014, work was the second leading source of stress reported by 60% of all qualified respondents. A wide variety of work-related environmental conditions and occupational stressors affect the well-being of employees. These work-related factors trigger a stress response characterized by the activation of the body’s physiological systems that prepare it for fight or flight. Some occupational stressors may be intrinsic to the job, such as excessive workload and work pace, abnormally long work hours, shift work, or harmful environmental and ergonomic conditions.

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