Stress in construction – what causes it and how to deal with it

A Safety News article.

An industry study conducted by Site Safe and Massey University has investigated the negative effects of work-related stress on productivity, and the physical and emotional health of construction workers in New Zealand.

The paper highlights several critical factors that create undue stress among construction workers. It identifies potential mitigation approaches to reducing stressors, as suggested by workers participating in the study.

Site Safe Chief Executive, Brett Murray, says that as well as serving as a confirmatory piece, the paper gives insight into the thought patterns and voices of frontline workers who are often unheard in an industry fraught with danger and unsafe practices.

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