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Stress in the workplace

Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. Browse these resources for information on how to support a psychologically healthy workplace.

Take a relaxation break: Feel like you need a break? This short, peaceful video gives you the serenity you need in only about a minute. Just sit back, click, and relax.

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Reduce chronic stress [PDF]
This guide provides employers with ideas for reducing chronic stress in the workplace.

Poster | Stress busters [PDF]
This colorful poster has dozens of quick ideas for taking a stress break, whether you're at home or at the office. (11 X 17) (8.5 X 11)

Stress at work (NIOSH)
Learn what causes job stress and what you can do about it.

Workplace stress (Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences)
Links to additional resources, research, and stress-prevention programs.

Managing stress (National Institutes of Health)
This interactive tutorial explains the difference between positive and negative stress, and provides tips for managing and preventing stress.

Self-assessment stress surveys (American Institute of Stress)
Rate your stress levels at work and in daily life.

Workplace stress (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
How do you know if you, or someone else, is having difficulty coping with stress?

Employee engagement (bNet)
This four minute video provides a model for talking about employee engagement that can help reduce workplace stress.

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Relaxation break

Feel like you need a break? These short, peaceful video's give you the serenity you need in only about a minute. Just sit back, click, and relax.


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  • Working with stress | OCCUPAT-25
    17 minutes | Describes workplace factors that can create or exacerbate worker stres … Read more