Stress And Safety

Discussion Case

What Is Your Opinion? “We are beginning to see more and more stress-related problems. I’m afraid that if we don’t deal with the issue, stress is going to cause even more serious injuries.” “Nonsense. We all have stress. There has always been stress on the job. It goes with the territory. A few employees go to a seminar on workplace stress and, all of a sudden, everyone is complaining about stress.” This discussion took place between the safety director and the CEO of Gulf Coast Electric Company. Is stress really a legitimate workplace hazard? What is your opinion?