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Occupational Health Services And Stress On The Job –

One of the functions of occupational health services is to help employees manage and deal with stress on the job. It has been well documented that work related stress can make you sick and even take years off your life. Chronic and unresolved stress can wreak havoc on your heart and body. A common misperception is that stress is always associated with a specific job or task, but the situation is usually much deeper than the job itself.

Much of the stress on the job and in our lives comes from our reaction to specific situations or relationships. In other words, stress can be the result of your interaction with co-workers, the amount or lack of control you possess, or conflict between your job and your personal life.

Job stress can affect your heart
Job stress can be intense because our job performance and outcomes are tied so closely with our financial survival. Stress can be caused by something as simple as our reaction to equipment failure, or it can be chronic and looming like the fear of being laid off. Different levels of stress affect your mind and body in different ways. For most people, stress does not stay at the home or office when you leave. Workplace stress can lead to long-term health issues.

Common causes of job stress
Are any of these factors affecting you?

oLack of control
oIncreased responsibility
oWorries about personal performance
oJob dissatisfaction
oUncertainty about your professional future
oLack of communication
oLack of support
oPoor working conditions

If face any of the above situations with any regularity, you need be aware of the short-term and long-term effects of stress. One of the greatest dangers of psychological stress is that in addition to increasing your chances of stroke or heart disease, it also may decrease your desire and/or your ability to exercise, sleep, or eat healthy. This places you into a vicious cycle of deterioration that will make you a higher risk for disease related to poor physical condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, and malnourishment.

If you regularly struggle with co-worker relationships, are working excessive overtime, struggle to maintain control of your daily tasks, or work in a high-pressure situation; it may be in your best interest to talk about your situation with an occupational health services specialist.

Maintain a healthy workforce with occupational health services
With more than years of experience and expert clinicians in occupational health, medical access companies are focused on helping keep your workforce healthy and productive. In addition, we provide services through our highly convenient, walk-in location in Germantown, MD.

From drug screenings to wellness programs, medical access companies offer a wide range of occupational health services to support employers in maintaining a healthy, safe workforce, while reducing the costs of health care for your company and your employees.