LRD Booklets November 2002

Tackling stress at work

Introduction (703 words)

Work-related stress is a huge problem for all types of workers. Research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that nearly a fifth ...

1. The scale of the problem (2372 words)

Stress is now the biggest health and safety problem at work, according to the TUC. In the biennial survey of safety representatives in 2000, ...

2. The legal framework (3266 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 (4937 words)

Union surveys consistently show that employers are not fulfilling their responsibilities in relation to stress. In a 2001 survey of members of the CWU ...

Appendix 1: TUC Stress MOT (1003 words)

Work area: ...

Appendix 2: Further help and information (747 words)

Tackle the hassle: what safety reps can do to manage the risks of stress at work (TUC 2002). Available free from the TUC. ...