Workplace stress can impact not only an employee’s productivity and workplace engagement, but it can be brought home an impact an employees home life. Workers, even pre-COVID, identified “work as being a very significant or somewhat significant source of stress” in their lives. This stress can lead to mental health issues, but workplaces can help their employees manage and feel less stressed by being a resource and supportive of employee wellbeing.
“More than 80% of US workers have reported experiencing workplace stress, and more than 50% believe their stress related to work impacts their life at home.” OSHA has compiled many resources to help employers help employees manage and reduce stress including:
- A fact sheet explaining how workplace stress harms individual workers and employers;
- Guidance and tips for employers about how to alleviate stress in the workplace;
- Real world solutions recognizing there is no one-size-fits-all approach; and
- A glossary of frequently used terms when discussing stress and mental health.