On 7 April 2014, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched a two year Europe-wide campaign: ‘Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’. "EU-OSHA’s latest pan-European opinion poll revealed that 51 % of workers find work-related stress to be common in their workplace and 4 in 10 workers think that stress is not handled well in their organisation. However, together employers and workers can successfully manage and prevent work-related stress and psychosocial risks; the Healthy Workplaces Campaign aims to help companies do just that."
UEPG’s top priority is prevention of injuries and occupational ill-health – UEPG member companies are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of their employees, contractors and visitors, as well as members of the public who may be affected by their operations. UEPG has developed further partnerships with these priorities in mind and addresses actively that challenge with the whole supply chain.
UEPG has been campaign partners of the two last EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces campaigns in 2010-11 on ‘Safe Maintenance’ and in 2012-13 on ‘Working together on risk prevention’.
In the frame of preventing injuries and occupational ill-health, well-being and the stress factor are important topics to ensure a long-term
healthy workplace. In relation to UEPG’s ongoing work and the continuous sharing of good practices, UEPG looks forward to working closely with the 2014-2015 EU-OSHA campaign to raise awareness and contribute good practices on ‘managing stress at work’.
Check out EU-OSHA infographics on the causes & perception of work-related stress and the cost of work-related stress to business and key warning signs.