first_imgStress is the biggest single health and safety problem in the workplace,according to a TUC survey published last week. The poll of more than 500 union safety representatives revealed that stresswas the biggest health and safety concern in almost 60 per cent oforganisations, well ahead of back pain and repetitive strain injury. Owen Tudor, the TUC’s health and safety specialist, said the survey revealswhy employers should take stress seriously. He welcomed the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) proposals to introduceminimum stress management standards before the end of the year. He said: “Unions consider this as long overdue. This is not just ahealth and safety issue, it is a personnel issue. It is about how you organisework.” Tudor said the TUC would use the HSE’s powers to investigate stresscomplaints once the standards have been introduced, as a way of tackling employersthat persistently ignore the problem. www.tuc.org.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Stress tops list of staff health concernsOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more