Did you know? Workplace stress has been reported to cause 120,000 deaths in the US each year3.
In early November, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its first ever comprehensive “Workplace Stress” toolkit, which included this research-backed statistic and much more.
The toolkit provides an overview with key statistics on the impact of workplace stress on health and mental health, as well as the below in-depth resource pages:
This has been a landmark month regarding occupational health–beyond physical hazards. It started with the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy’s Framework for Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace, launched October 20th, as it paved the path for this OSHA resource.
However, this OSHA “Workplace Stress” resource takes these issues to the next level, including more clearly laying out what is at stake and what organizations can do to monitor and reduce work stressors.
We want to thank OSHA for providing this important resource to the public, as well as featuring the Healthy Work Campaign on a number of pages, including on “Guidance and Tips for Employers”, under “Resources Provided by Other Organizations.”