Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks
This report, already published in English in 2014 under the Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign, summarises the studies focusing on calculating costs of work-related stress and psychosocial risks. Stress affects performance and leads to absence from work. If prolonged it may result in serious health problems such as depression, cardiovascular or musculoskeletal diseases. The main costs for individuals relate to health impairment, lower income and reduced quality of life. Organisations are affected by costs related to absenteeism, presenteeism, reduced productivity or high staff turnover. Health care costs and poorer business outcomes ultimately affect national economies and society.