Tag: workplace stress

People concerned about burnout among health care professionals, survey shows

Bethesda, MD — About three-quarters of U.S. adults say burnout among health care professionals is a concern and fear that it compromises their own safety and the level of care they receive, according to the results of a recent Harris Poll survey commissioned by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Researchers surveyed more than 2,000…

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Waking up to the risks of workplace fatigue

For many people struggling to cope with the pressures of life in a 24/7, on-demand world, sleep gets relegated to the bottom of their to-do list. Sleep is sacrificed to squeeze in an extra hour of productivity, or because rest time is equated with wasted time. “In America, we have a long-standing culture of thinking,…

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New research: As little as 16 minutes less sleep can harm work concentration

Poor sleep may lead to bad decision-making and distracting thoughts at work, according to a recent study by the Work, Family and Health Network. About 40% of U.S. workers report insomnia symptoms, which can impair middle-aged workers’ daily functioning in multiple ways, including less concentration and the potential for more mistakes while on the job….

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Are You Sick and Tired of Working Too Hard?

Although some boastful types might suggest they give 110% on the job all day every day, we all know that’s just not possible. Nobody is capable of performing at peak efficiency at all hours of the day, and yet too often the expectations of senior management are that every employee—and especially those whose performance is…

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69% of employees are tired at work

Nearly seven out of ten employees surveyed by the National Safety Council report feeling tired at work. The percentages of fatigued workers are also significant among safety-sensitive industries: Utilities 45% Manufacturing 63% Construction 65%, and Transportation 70%. The findings are included in the NSC report, Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, Risks & Recommendations. Half of…

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Increase Workplace Wellness to Decrease Workplace Violence

Workplace violence remains a real and increasing threat to America’s workforce. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million workers are victims of workplace violence every year and this number is increasing. Even more alarming is that homicide is the fourth-leading cause of workplace deaths. In addition to the human…

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Workplace Stress: Ways to Recover From Burnout (Infographic)

Stress manifests itself in many ways — physically, mentally and emotionally. Deadlines, workload and low pay only are a few factors that contribute to stress and subsequent workplace burnout, which can lead to emotional exhaustion, feelings of bleakness or feelings of helplessness. A new infographic from bestmedicaldegrees.com examines which countries and workers are most susceptible…

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Nurses: Are the Caregivers Taking Care of Themselves?

A recent study of 120 Midwest nurses has found that the majority had poor health habits, which many of them attributed to high stress levels. “The Impact of Perceived Stress and Coping Adequacy on the Health of Nurses: A Pilot Investigation,” published in the online journal Nursing Research and Practice, found that nurses with high…

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Job Insecurity is Making Americans Sick

Despite recent low unemployment rates, job insecurity is so stressful that employees often suffer from a variety of physical and psychological problems, including heart disease, loss of sleep and psychological distress, according to new research from Ball State University’s College of Health. Association of Job Insecurity with Health Risk Factors and Poorer Health in American…

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Is Fatigue a Hidden But Deadly Workplace Epidemic?

If you’re tired at work, you’re not alone. Some 43 percent of Americans say they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive. According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report,…

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