Stress management standards - update

Work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health. That means
sickness absence, high staff turnover and poor performance in your

The British HSE has therefore published an Update to the Stress Management
Standards on its dedicated web site area.

The Management Standards are an aid to managing the issue sensibly, minimising
the impact of work-related stress on an organisation. HSE's Management
Standards will help you, your employees and their representatives manage the
issue sensibly and minimise the impact of work-related stress on your business.
In fact, it might help you improve organisational performance.

The Management Standards represent a set of conditions that reflect high levels
of health, well being and organisational performance. Following the advice on
this site will enable you to identify the gap between your current performance
and these conditions. It will also help you to develop your own solutions to
close this gap.

The advice is aimed at anyone with responsibility for tackling work-related
stress in your organisation. That might be the person who has responsibility
for co-ordinating your stress risk assessment, human resources managers, health
and safety officers, trade union representatives or line managers.

The process outlined is not law, but following it can help you meet your legal
duties. It provides further practical information, advice and tools on how to
assess the risks from work-related stress in your organisation.

Further information

AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)