Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Mentally healthy workplaces not just a legal requirement

Ergonomics is relevant beyond the physical world ...

"Why mentally healthy workplaces should be more than just a legal requirement

One of the main reasons businesses are taking the issue of stress in the workplace seriously is because employers that are negligent are now liable under health and safety legislation. However a one-day forum being held in Auckland and Christchurch aims to unveil why a mentally healthy workplace is not only a legal requirement, but increasingly makes good business sense.

Headlining the conference, hosted by Working Well, the workplace and mental health division of the Mental Health Foundation, is renowned Australian workplace psychologist and ergonomist, David Brown.

Brown, of Pocket Ergonomist fame, cites the cost of stress as a major reason to take it seriously. Lost productivity, absenteeism and sick leave, high staff turnover and even heart disease can all be attributed to stress according to Brown."   continued ...   (Via Scoop)

Working Well - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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