Struck-by hazards are present when a worker could be injured by forcible contact or impact with an object or piece of equipment. Common struck-by hazards include:
To avoid struck-by incidents and stay safe on the job, follow these precautions:
For more information on struck-by hazards, talk to your supervisor.
The World Health Organization describes burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” often resulting from “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” Common symptoms of burnout include exhaustion or energy depletion, decreased workplace engagement, increased feelings of job-related cynicism and reduced productivity.
Burnout not only affects employees’ overall well-being and job performance but also poses potential safety risks. In fact, recent research from the National Center for Biotechnology information found burnout is associated with a greater likelihood of workplace accidents and related injuries. As such, it’s vital for employees like you to know how to identify and prevent burnout on the job.
Since prolonged and chronic workplace stress can lead to burnout, being able to recognize the signs of such stress can help you know when it’s time to make changes to ease the burden. Common job stressors include a heavy workload, intense pressure to perform at high levels, job insecurity, long work hours, excessive travel, office politics and conflicts with coworkers. While dealing with stress is a normal part of everyday life, here are some early warning signs that alert you to stress on the job:
Reducing your job stress is crucial for preventing burnout. Here are some simple ways to get your workplace stress under control:
If you feel burned out, talk to your supervisor, as they may be able to help you reduce your stress or direct you to valuable workplace resources.
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