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12 February 2018

Ireland: Awareness campaign to tackle work-related stress

Since 26 October 2017, the Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has been campaigning around awareness of the damaging effects of work-related stress.

A European-wide survey on working conditions conducted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work found that 22 percent of workers in Ireland experienced stress at work “always” or “most of the time”.

The proportion that always experienced stress was the third highest in the EU15 and 10th highest among the 34 countries surveyed.

The HSA has launched the ‘Work Positive’ online tool to help employees manage workplace stress. It intends to help employers implementing a structured and collaborative approach to managing work-related stress

The agency defines work-related stress as stress which is caused or made worse by work.

It refers to situations where employees perceive their work in such a way that they have serious and ongoing difficulty coping with day-to-day demands.

Further details on the campaign.

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