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STRESS RELIEF
AMERICA'S #1 HEALTH PROBLEM

Surveys and Research Reports over the past two decades reveals
that job stress is estimated to cost U.S. Industry $300 billion annually, as assessed by absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover, direct medical, legal and insurance fees, etc. 60-80% of industrial accidents are due to stress. Workers compensation awards for job stress have reached astronomical heights. California employers paid almost $1 billion for medical and legal fees alone. Nine out of ten job stress suits are successful with an average pay out more than four times that for regular injury claims.

- An estimated 1 million workers are absent on the average workday because of stress related complaints. Stress is said be responsible for more than half of the 550,000,000 workdays lost annually because of absenteeism.
- A three year study conducted by a large corporation showed that 60% of employee absences were due to psychological problems such as stress.
- Stress has been linked to all the leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis, and suicide.
- 75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints or disorders.
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43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress.

- Nearly half of all American workers suffer from symptoms of burnout, a disabling reaction to stress on the job.
- 40% of worker turnover is due to job stress. The Xerox Corporation estimates that it costs approximately$1-$1.5 million to replace a top executive and average employee turnover costs between
$2,000 to $13,000 per individual.