EuroHealthNet welcomes its partnership in the campaign, ran by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), wants to draw attention to the importance of tackling stress in the workplace.
Stress is the second most frequently reported work-related health problem, which is why its management and prevention is the focus of this year’s campaign. The human suffering caused by stress is immense and the financial costs are substantial. Therefore the benefits of tackling it are wide-reaching, as the three representatives underlined. Commissioner Andor praised the effort and resources which have gone into the campaign saying that this will ‘pay dividends for both workers and businesses and in turn benefit the competitiveness of the EU economy and European society as a whole’.
EuroHealthNet actively works on health equity through fairer employment and working conditions through DRIVERS project. Work represents a source of income and social protection, helps determine social status, expands access to social networks, and exposes a person to different types of physical and psycho-social stresses. It is central to many Europeans’ lives and has the potential to significantly affect health at the individual and population level.
Through the 2014-2015 Healthy Workplaces Campaign “Manage Stress”, EuroHealthNet intends to proactively work on the issue and to disseminate the outcomes of the campaign.
For more information on the Healthy Workplaces Campaign ‘Manage Stress’, click here