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Document ID (ISN)77112
CIS number 01-1267
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1941-9
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 322/2001
Author(s) Pilkington A., Mulholland R.E., Cowie H.A., Graham M.K., Hutchinson P.A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Baseline measurements for the evaluation of the work-related stress campaign
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. vi, 83p. 19 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract To evaluate employers' attitudes towards work-related stress and to establish whether they are taking action to reduce the risk of its occurrence, 1,600 organizations of all sizes across a range of industry sectors were interviewed by phone, using a structured computer-based questionnaire. One hundred follow-up interviews were conducted with organizations that had implemented programmes to address work-related stress. Almost 90% of the respondents agreed that stress could cause occupational diseases, and 80% felt that stress should be controlled in the same way as other occupational safety and health issues. Larger organizations are more likely to be taking active steps to reduce occupational stress. However, in most cases, there are no clear frameworks and the benefits and associated costs are not evaluated.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; plant safety and health organization; stress factors; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) report; stress evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout