Safety Saturday

Dealing with Work Place Stress

Stress is a feeling we’ve all experienced before, but learning how to cope with it in your day-to-day life will prevent future work and health-related issues. This week’s Safety Saturday discusses dealing with workplace stress.

Stress is a physical and emotional reaction to pressure, change, fear, or the unknown. Excessive stress can lead to longer-term health issues such as exhaustion, recurring headaches, susceptibility to illness, heart attacks, and depression. To prevent this, it’s important to know how to manage your stress, especially if it is something you frequently encounter at work.

Working in construction can create high-stress environments, but being mindful of situations around you and your reactions to them can help you to minimize your stress. In addition, exercise and getting enough rest at night allow your body to relax and your mind to clear so that you can think and process more clearly.

Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.

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