The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that organizations have a stress policy as part of their approach to stress management. Many organizations go beyond a separate stress policy and include stress as part of a broader policy related to employee well-being, ensuring that it becomes integrated with policies and procedures for managing people. Having a stress policy forms a key part of the defense in legal cases of stress. Apart from the legal requirement, it should be viewed as having an important role in the stress management process and should not be seen as a paper exercise. For these reasons, it is clear that top management commitment to managing stress is essential. In turn, all employees need to be proactive in helping to prevent stress from occurring in the first place.
KeywordsRisk Assessment Occupational Health Sickness Absence Occupational Stress Service Cluster
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