While workplace accidents have dropped considerably over the last several decades, one aspect of work still poses a threat to employees: stress.
Many studies have pointed to stress as being a silent killer in the workplace. In his book Dying for a Paycheck, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer says workplace-related stress may play a role in as many as 120,000 deaths per year in the United States.
Work can be a big contributor to that anxiety. Stressed workers are less productive and make more mistakes than employees who don’t have to deal with an undue amount of mental strain at work.