December 1, 2023
American Institute of Healthcare Compliance: Recognize Holiday Workplace Stress
With the holiday season here, it is important for leadership to recognize additional stresses on our workforce. The World Health Organization estimates that for every dollar U.S. employers spend treating common mental health issues, they receive a return of $4 in improved health and productivity. Employers can make a difference when it comes to helping their staff manage stress.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is estimated that more than one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states workplace stress has been reported to cause 120,000 deaths in the U.S. each year! OSHA also states that workplace stress and poor mental health can negatively affect workers through:
- Job performance
- Work engagement and communication
- Physical capability and daily functioning
Read through helpful information about SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and download the PDF from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Access resources on OSHA’s website “Workplace Stress Make Work Better – Mental Health Matters.”