The 2014–15 campaign: Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress

Psychosocial risks can occur in every workplace, and the quality of any workplace is significantly associated with the level of stress experienced by workers.

The 2014–15 campaign: Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress

Stress is the second most frequently reported work-related health problem in Europe and is believed to be the cause of more than half of all lost working days.

The effective management of stress and psychosocial risks is possible. In fact, psychosocial risks can be managed in the same systematic way as any other occupational safety and health risk. Tackling them can protect workers’ health and improve overall business performance, particularly long-term business sustainability and social responsibility.

Managing stress and psychosocial risks can contribute to the delivery and improvement of key business performance indicators, such as meeting quality and delivery goals, becoming a more reliable supplier, lowering operating costs and reducing staff turnover.

The campaign aims to promote managing stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace, creating healthy work environments and positive working cultures and, ultimately, improving business performance.

The campaign provides guidance and simple tools to help organisations manage psychosocial risks, it also helps managers deal with these sometimes sensitive issues in a professional and effective manner.

To read more about the campaign, please download the Campaign Guide for Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work.

EU-OSHA encourages all European and multinational organisations to become official campaign partners. They are invited to apply for the second round of the campaign partnership, open until 31 October.

Among the 2014–2015 official campaign partners: AIRBUS GROUP; Allergan Pharmaceuticals; ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions SA; Baxter; Capital Safety Group; CEOC International; Confédération Européenne des Syndicats Indépendants (CESI); Delphi; Edenred; EDF; Electrocomponents plc; EuroHealthNet; European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology; European Aggregates Association (UEPG); European Association of National Productivity Centres (EANPC); European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP); European Brain Council; European Centre of Employers and Enterprises Providing Public Services (CEEP); European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA); European Cockpit Association;