Workplace Stress As Bad As Second-Hand Smoke
September 1, 2015
A study from researchers at Harvard and Stanford has found that workplace stress is about as bad for a worker’s health as second-smoke. Stress factors identified in the study were long working hours, shift work, work-family conflict, high job demands, and low job control. Among the findings: Work-family conflict more than doubled the odds of an employee reporting poor mental health and increased the odds of self-reported poor physical health by about 90 percent, and long work hours increased mortality by nearly 20 percent.
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