So far this year, estimates that work-related accidents have increased, compared with 2007, around 6%, taking the sad Palm of fatalities, accidents in the construction sector. The annual number of fatalities, victims of accidents at work, is truly chilling. However when we talk about occupational hazards, cannot only noting the narrow margin of accidents with fatal victim. A large family of occupational hazards, is making presence lately in an alarming manner: it is psychosocial risks, and thus each day it is more usual to meet someone with depression or stress caused by work, and new anglicisms such as Burnout or Mobbing, begin already part of our everyday language. Therefore, increasingly more companies, in addition to trying to reduce accidents, have among their objectives addressing these emerging risks.
It is difficult to find people, especially managers, who work under pressure can maintain an emotional self-control, and the wisdom to dedicate to each situation the attention, time and occupation that requires, or executives that while maintaining a strong level of demand at work, convey tranquility to the people who are responsible. On the contrary, is common to find heads that, before the slightest difficulty or adversity, overflowing emotionally, and transmit your stress to much, but to the entire organization. Nobody can escape him that having a happy and happy worker is, though speaking, much more profitable than having it discouraged or stressed, since in that way, it yields more and show more loyalty to the company, given that the large number of casualties who have stress as a source is known. As he gave recently announced the Institute of Labour Studies of evades, working under stress exponentially increases the likelihood of accidents at work and increases the risk of that, to be kept for a long time, resulting in mental illness. With respect to business productivity, stress can make it fall up in 30%, according to the same study.