As the country observes Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Safety Council (NSC) has announced that the results of its Workforce Trends Indicator Survey show feelings of depression and anxiety were strongly correlated with how safe a respondent felt at work. Respondents who felt unsafe at work were nearly three times more likely […]
Environment, health, and safety professionals should be aware of (and take steps to address) “burnout,” a term that has been frequently used as a catchall for multiple issues among employees, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Burnout gained a more specific definition when it was officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year.
Having to treat anxiety or depression in injured workers along with physical pain can significantly increase both the costs of workers’ compensation claims and the time away from work, a new study found.