workplace 2. Manual Handling 3. Occupational Overuse Syndrome 4. Violence and Bullying
in the workplace Stress in the workplace Job stress is defined generally as œthe harmful phy
sical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the
c apabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even
injury�(NIOSH, 1999). Stress is found in all workplaces, it can have both good and bad
effects on individuals, their work performance and their health and well-being. The focus
for the employer in controlling or managi ng stress should be in changing the work
environment or providing affected employees with he lp to reduce high levels of stress.