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Study Shows Average Workplace is Physically and Emotionally Demanding

A new study conducted by the Rand Corporation, Harvard Medical School and University of California, Los Angeles has found that most U.S. employees face at least one form of workplace stress on a regular basis. And, although the study also found that most employees receive support from their employers, workplace stress is common in every job and industry.

Here are some of the key findings from the study:

• Nearly 75 percent of employees report intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job.
• Over half of employees are exposed to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions.
• Nearly 20 percent of employees are exposed to hostile or threatening social environments at work.
• Nearly 50 percent of employees report that they must work on their own time to meet the demands of their jobs.

Physical and emotional stress in the workplace can lead to injuries, illnesses and poor job performance. Contact us today at (916) 380-5300 for employee communications and workplace programs that can help manage stress at your business.

Filed under: Health & Wellness,HR — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 4:50 pm September 6, 2017