Book News: June 20th, 2006

This report published by the Health and Safety Executive shows that just over a fifth of British workers are concerned about work-related stress. The 2004/05 Workforce Survey indicates that around 13 million working days were lost due to work-related stress in the year. Stress together with Musculoskeletal Disorders accounted for around 70% of all work-related working days lost.Around 40% of the people surveyed thought that the risk of stress in the workplace could be realistically reduced, but less than a third said that their employers had taken preventative action to reduce stress levels in the workplace.

The report is available at: www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/books.htm#whass