Unison: cut stress factor

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Unison: cut stress factorOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Workplace stress could be eliminated if employers carried out proper riskassessments, according to public service union Unison. Last month it wrote to its safety representatives urging them to adhere tocurrent safeguards. In several recent cases employees have received six-figure sums incompensation for mental health problems caused by failure in the duty of care. The union emphasises the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations1999, which require employers to carry out a risk assessment. Taken with theHSE guidance Stress at Work, there is a duty to assess all potential hazards,such as long hours and hefty workloads. Leading workplace academic Cary Cooper has launched a practical guide onreducing stress. Written with Stephen Palmer, director of the Centre for StressManagement and published by the Institute of Personnel and Development, ConquerYour Stress gives practical tips on time management and physical health. www.unison.org.uk   www.ipd.co.uk last_img read more