Combating workplace stress is the theme of World Day for Safety and Health at Work – and ISO standards can help.

Whether it be burn-out or bore-out, work-related stress is a significant societal issue. Greater expectations, increased competition and rapid changes in technology and trends place pressure on employees to worker harder and longer – or change their role altogether. This type of stress can result in serious consequences to health and well-being, which is why the International Labour Organization (ILO) has chosen workplace stress as the theme of today’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

There is a lot that can be done to prevent and manage such stress, including effective well-being programmes and reducing any risks to health and safety that may occur as a result of people’s work.

ISO’s upcoming standard for occupational health and safety management will help organizations improve the health and well-being of their employees and reduce workplace stress through the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system.

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