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    EUROPEAN WEEK FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

    Managing work-related stress is focus for EU campaign

    This week sees the start of the 2014 European Week for Safety and Health at Work, a highlight of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign which takes place from 20 to 24 October

    Keeping with the current theme – Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress – the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) aim to encourage to talk about stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace and how to tackle them together.

    Dr Christa Sedlatschek, Director of EU-OSHA said:

    “This is an issue which can have enormous costs for both the health of employees and of businesses. With work-related stress being the second most frequently reported health problem in Europe and with costs to businesses of mental health disorders estimated at around 240 billion euros per year, this is something that we simply cannot afford to ignore. As is evident from the week’s full programme of events, our network across Europe is doing a good job to make sure employers and employees do take notice.”

    EU-OSHA is helping partners in their campaign efforts with the numerous free resources it has made accessible from the campaign website, such as practical tools and the film ‘Napo in … When stress strikes’. EU-OSHA, in collaboration with Eurofound, has also just published a new report ‘Psychosocial risks in Europe – Prevalence and strategies for prevention’.

    Visit the publications section of the campaign website and read about the experiences of various policies and measures from around Europe.

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) contributes to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. The Agency researches, develops, and distributes reliable, balanced, and impartial safety and health information and organises pan-European awareness raising campaigns.

    Set up by the European Union in 1994 and based in Bilbao, Spain, the Agency brings together representatives from the European Commission, Member State governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations, as well as leading experts in each of the EU-28 Member States and beyond.

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