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Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 1175 | 0 | 0 min read

Fastening down loose rugs, providing safety goggles and taking other steps to reduce workplace hazards are not the only things employers should be thinking about in improving worker safety. A growing body of evidence indicates that an employee’s level of stress can also impact the risk of injury. Among the most recent findings, researchers at Rutgers University found that certain “psychosocial factors in the workplace” were associated with a greater incidence of injury. The association was strongest for employees in a hostile work environment, and was seen to a le...

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