Policy for Prevention and Management of Stress in the workplace

The HSE believes that our employees are our most important asset in the delivery of high quality health and social services. The Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act (2005) states that we have a duty of care and must do what is reasonably practicable to provide a safe working environment for all our employees. We recognise that workplace stress is a health and safety issue and it is important to identify and reduce workplace stress.

This policy sets out a framework for us to achieve our aims and is consistent with the guidance provided by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). Its purpose is to give guidance to the HSE, our managers and employees on how to prevent, identify and manage stress in the workplace with a focus on risk assessment and hazard identification.

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