SAMPLE COURSE MATERIAL
More than one-third of American workers surveyed in 2013 reported experiencing chronic work stress. According to statistics from the American Psychological Association (APA), a startling two-thirds of Americans say that work is a main source of stress in their lives – and nearly one-third reported feeling tense or stressed on a regular basis while at work. While the economy is improving, repercussions from the recent recession have created an environment of distrust between employee sand their employers. Many workers also report feeling undervalued, under-compensated and stuck in their current role without opportunities for growth and advancement, compounding job-related stress. Other on-the-job stressors range from unclear job expectations and time pressures to noisy workstations. A significant factor is lack of accommodation for work/life balance, which can add to the stress load, especially for women who tend to be the primary caretakers of children and elderly loved ones.
SAMPLE POST TEST
According to the statistics from the American Psychological Association (APA), how many Americans say that work is a main source of stress in their lives?
- None of the above
2. Being under stress can serve as a useful motivator to perform, provided it is in the right degree and does not to produce job strain
Stress related distraction of sleepiness accounts for what percentage of accidents on the job according to the American Institute of Stress?
- None of the above
CE Hours: 3
Instructor: Health Advocate
This beginning to intermediate 3 CE home study course discusses workplace stress. The course will discuss topics such as the physical effects of stress and stress-related illnesses, how stress impacts attendance and productivity in a work environment. It will also discuss common unhealthy coping habits and common causes of employee stress. This CE will also discuss and explain workplace interventions from the organizational and individual approach including mindfulness training as stress management techniques.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the connection between workplace stress and lost productivity.
- Discuss common stress-related illnesses.
- Describe common stressors employees experience on and off the job.
- Explain workplace interventions from organizational to individual approaches.
- Discuss the emerging stress management technique of mindfulness training in the workplace.