Safe Work Australia’s latest monthly report shows that more than 150 workers working in the construction sectors were seriously injured or killed in NSW in the last two years.
WorkCover NSW has launched a new collaborative project aimed at reducing the high death and workers’ compensation rates in the construction industry.
Many of these accidents were caused by workplace stress. While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with the productivity and impact a person physical and emotional health. It only takes a small mistake due to lack of focus to produce less than ideal results.
Finding ways to manage workplace stress isn’t about making huge changes, but rather about focusing on the one thing that’s always within your control:
Here’re a few of my suggestions on how you can manage workplace stress
- Plan your day well
- Create a balanced schedule
- Plan regular breaks
- Talk it over with someone
- Connect with others at work
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid excessive exposure to the sun
Just remember, stress isn’t going to help any situation – the more stressed out you become, you less productive your work will be. Use these easy remedies to beat the stress bug!
Have you got other suggestions that you want to share?