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Healthy workplace campaign focuses on stress.

Healthy workplace campaign focuses on stress.

26 June 2014 Email this article

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) today announced the first wave of EU official campaign partners for its 2014–15 Campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress (#EUmanagestress). The campaign partners come from a variety of sectors across Europe and encompass employers’ and workers’ federations, technology platforms, non-governmental organisations and multinational companies. They are joined by campaign media partners, committed to communicating the importance of managing work-related stress and psychosocial risks.

Healthy Workplaces campaigns are coordinated in more than 30 countries and are recognised as the biggest occupational safety and health (OSH) campaigns in the world. Stress, the topic of the 2014–15 campaign, 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 campaign partners are aware of the positive effects that tackling psychosocial risks can have on overall business performance, particularly long-term sustainability and social responsibility, and will lead by example and encourage other organisations to manage stress.

EU-OSHA’s director, Dr Christa Sedlatschek, explained that the diverse range of official campaign partners is crucial to the campaign’s success. ‘These organisations all have one thing in common: they care passionately about managing stress and psychosocial risks. Our official partners are a committed group of European leaders in managing work-related stress and will help spread the campaign’s message that psychosocial risks can be managed in the same practical, systematic way as any other occupational safety and health risk. Their input is essential for coordinating the campaign on the shop floor across sectors and geographies.’

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