Risks to your wellbeing

Last reviewed on 24/01/2013 18:27

Health, work and wellbeing are closely and powerfully linked. You as an employer, and your employees can reap many benefits by managing and minimising risks to health at work. Work that causes unacceptable interference with normal life can damage workers’ mental or physical health and behaviors and ultimately damage both work and domestic performance. The signs, symptoms and effects of this damage can include: anxiety and depression, frequent sickness absence or late arrivals and underperformance. The printed guidance chapter on Risks to wellbeing will help you begin to manage these exposures at work. The guidance helps you find the answers to the questions:

  • What should I know?
  • Am I at risk?
  • What should I do?
  • What should I avoid?

Health Risks at Work - Wellbeing video

The Risks to wellbeing video accompanying the chapter will help raise your awareness and you can use it with your staff to begin to involve them in finding suitable solutions.

Download a transcript of the Health Risks at Work - Wellbeing video

For further information and support on the common Health Risks at Work check out the Where to get help page or contact the following organisations:

  • Healthy Working Lives (Scotland): 0800 019 2211
  • Health for Work (England): 0800 0778844
  • Work Boost Wales: 0845 609 6006

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