A strong workplace safety program will boost productivity and your employee's morale. BLR's Essential Safety Policies is an authoritative source of guidance and information to which managers and supervisors can turn not only in situations where the "right" course of action is unclear, but also in cases where they are tempted to act on memory or instinct.
Understanding the nature of stress at a detailed level is the basis upon which we can start to manage it effectively. The Personal Stress and Well-being Assessment provides a simple but thorough process by which we can better understand our own stress handling skills.
Working With Stress - Stress increases illness, injury, and job performance and unlike other occupational hazards nearly the entire working population can be affected. Most studies show that ¼ to 1/3 of today’s workers report high levels of stress at work. The latest research tells us that job stress plays a major role in many chronic health problems. The evidence is growing.
Shiftwork Fatigue – Preventing Fatigue - If a person does not get his required sleep, he accumulates a sleep debt, which can only be eliminated through sufficient amounts of sleep. Sleepiness is the brain's signal that warns you that you need to sleep. Losing just two hours of sleep can affect your performance and can include degraded judgment, poor decision making, memory loss, slowed reaction time, lack of concentration, and of course, change your mood.