AMERICA'S #1 HEALTH PROBLEM
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
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.
three year study conducted by a large corporation showed that 60% of
employee absences were due to psychological problems such as stress.
has been linked to all the leading causes of death, including heart
disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis, and suicide.
of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related complaints
all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress.
half of all American workers suffer from symptoms of burnout, a disabling
reaction to stress on the job.
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.