Articles Tagged with ''job stress''

“Achievers” are sometimes afraid to fail

Pitfalls of positive social labeling
October 2, 2013
It’s certainly common to attach positive labels to people and organizations following their notable success. Such labels can be quite beneficial, activating a sense of competence and enhancing self-motivation.


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Dangers of driving on autopilot

Snap out of it — develop your situational awareness
October 2, 2013
Autopilot is a nice little nuance of cognitive processing that allows us animals, especially humans, to plan, solve problems, or otherwise daydream while performing routine tasks.


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Low-cost safety tactics for tight budgets

October 2, 2013
In these challenging economic times, it is especially important to identify types of incentives that can be used effectively and economically, and to develop an understanding of how incentives can be infused into a safety process.


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Study: work environment affects workers’ mental health

Assignments without resources, conflicting roles cause distress
June 12, 2013

Employees who face high emotional demand and conflicting roles are more likely to report psychological distress — placing them at higher risk of mental health disorders and reduced productivity, reports a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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How employers can help prevent job stress

April 12, 2013
Are stressful working conditions a necessary evil to remain productive and profitable in today’s economy?


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Five o’clock fatigue

How a day of decisions drains mental energy
November 1, 2011
Three safety professionals are asked to evaluate their company’s previous year’s 129 incident investigation reports. 


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Flying solo

Is independent consulting still a good option?
November 1, 2011
What would you do if you lost your job today? 


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Promote the worth of living well

Avoid after-the-fact healthcare costs
October 1, 2011
Employers have long sought the biggest bang for their healthcare buck. 


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Feds cut train crew hours to avoid fatigue-related accidents

August 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final rule limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. 


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The new normal: Speed it up

August 10, 2011
The August issue of Mother Jones magazine asks a relevant question: Corporate profits are better than ever. So why are you, and pretty much everyone else, having to work harder and harder, for less and less?


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