Should you add “recession stress” to the list of possible root causes for workplace injuries?
A recent survey by a British insurance company seems to suggest that.
RSA surveyed over 2,000 UK employees, and 71% report an increase in their stress levels because of the recession.
On top of that, 20% of workers surveyed believe they are more likely to face a workplace accident due to recession stress. The percent of workers who fear they’re more likely to have an accident, broken out by industry:
- manufacturing: 35%
- transportation: 28%, and
- leisure sector: 21%.
RSA estimates 13.5 million work days will be lost this year in Great Britain due to workplace stress.
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