Welcome to the Stress@Work site!
This website is designed to help employers and employee health program planners understand how to reduce workplace stressors. In workplaces where job-related stress is common, this is a vital component of employee health promotion and health protection programs. This website is focused on reducing exposure to stressors in the workplace, not on stress reduction strategies for individual workers.
Working life can be an important source of social support, intellectual challenge, esteem, control, and security - all of which contribute to workers' well-being. However, when the requirements of the job do not match the decision-making authority and skill level of the worker, or if the efforts made on the job do not match the rewards (such as support, respect, security, satisfaction, etc.), then the result may be job stress.
For workers, job stress can lead to health problems such as headaches, anxiety, depression, musculoskeletal disorders, and even cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. For companies, job stress lowers company productivity and leads to high absenteeism and high turnover rates.
Website last updated May 2010