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Stress in the workplace Blog Series

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Stress in the workplace. A short synopsis of our recent blog series on stress in the workplace and the financial impact.

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Stress in the workplace Blog Series

  1. 1. 1 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Over the past few years, awareness has grown significantly about stress in the workplace. Ask any employee – at any company – and at any position if they have ever felt stressed on the job and they will tell you unequivocally, “yes.” Costs associated with occupational injury and mental health disorders exceed the costs to treat cancer, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease combine Read full blog post here: Why employers need to pay more attention to stressed-out employees
  2. 2. 2 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Read full blog post here: Employee stress and mental health issues – what are they costing your business? $317.5 billion – it’s a figure that gets employers to sit up and take notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the total for direct and indirect costs of treating mental health disorders annually. Numbers like this – and the growing interest after our “stress in the workplace” post in April – prompted us to dig a little deeper on the topic.
  3. 3. 3 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Read full blog post here: Mental health prescriptions pose workplace worries. Opioids can be very dangerous when combined with other medications to treat anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, and patients must understand the risks. Physicians rarely take adequate time to explain all the risks, and the dos and don’ts associated with these medications.
  4. 4. 4 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Read full blog post here: Mental health prescriptions pose workplace worries. Opioids can be very dangerous when combined with other medications to treat anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, and patients must understand the risks. Physicians rarely take adequate time to explain all the risks, and the dos and don’ts associated with these medications.
  5. 5. 5 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Read full blog post here: Stress, mental health issues and workplace injuries and illnesses – a look at the impact. UIC researchers identified three key areas for employer initiatives. With National Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day approaching on June 27, we would like to build on their recommendations by offering some thoughts for additional actions employers can take – using available resources and medical/disability data – to mitigate the impact of lost productivity and presenteeism from stress and other mental health illnesses. We also encourage employers to develop initiatives that cross internal silos to share information and health intervention strategies for occupational and non-occupational injury and illness. Integration can vastly improve results in addressing this issue.
  6. 6. 6 Stress in the Workplace Blog Series Visit the Sedgwick Connection Blog for all our thought leadership blogs. To secure a speaker visit us at www.sedgwick.com

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