LRD Booklets April 2006

Stress at work

Introduction (429 words)

Stress is a major workplace hazard and is now recognised as such following years of campaigning by unions, safety activists and some safety professionals. ...

1. The scale of the problem (2339 words)

Work-related stress is a huge problem for a wide range of workers. Research by trade unions, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and professional ...

2. The legal framework (3214 words)

Although there is no specific legislation aimed at controlling stress at work, employers have legal duties under both statutory and common law that are ...

3. Tackling workplace stress - HSE guidance (1820 words)

Despite well established legal duties, many employers are still failing to tackle stress. They often excuse themselves by blaming stress on individuals or claiming ...

4. Tackling workplace stress - union action (3777 words)

Unions have long recognised the suffering caused by work-related stress and campaigned for the issues to be taken seriously by changing the law. ...

Appendix: TUC Stress MOT (999 words)

Q1 Do you feel you are stressed by your work? YES/NO ...

Further help and information (435 words)

Hazards, PO Box 199, Sheffield, S1 4YL; tel: 0114 201 4265; www.hazards.org. Produces a quarterly magazine, Hazards, specifically for safety reps. ...