Preventing work-related stress: Examples of risk control measures

How to reduce or eliminate the serious workplace health and safety risks caused by work-related stress.


What it contains

Work-related stress is a health and safety hazard with serious and long-term consequences for employees, their families and organisations. You can reduce or eliminate these risks by creating a safe and healthy work environment. These measures benefit everyone. This document tells you what employers, employees and health and safety representatives (HSRs) can do to control the causes of work-related stress. It also tells you:

  • common causes of work-related stress
  • an employer's responsibility to consult with employees about these risks
  • examples of how to control these risks