Stress is fast becoming the largest single medically defined reason for absence from work. It is therefore vital for employers to be conscious of the dangers of failing to actively manage workplace stress.

This seminar is intended to make employers, employees and their representatives aware of the issues associated with stress in the workplace. It will focus on the HSENI Management Standards, the legal implications of workplace stress, managing absence due to stress and key lessons from case law. A representative from the Health and Safety Executive for NI will discuss the importance of managing work-related stress and how to do this and how to work with trade unions.

At the end of this seminar participants will understand:

  • How to assess risk.
  • The legal consequences of the ineffective management of stress.
  • How to manage stress and stress-related absence in the workplace.

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