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Americans who are employed full time work an average of 47 hours per week. More work means more stress, which leads to more workplace injuries.

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  1. 1. Are Long Work Weeks Leading To More Workplace Injuries? PRESENTEDBY:
  2. 2. An extra day of work each week: Despiteallof the talkaboutthe importanceof obtaininga healthywork/lifebalance,Americanscontinue to put in longhours, averaging47hours per week,accordingto a recent Gallupsurvey. Average Hours Worked by Full-Time U.S. Workers, Aged 18+ In a typical week, how many hours do you work? % 60+ hours 18 50 to 59 hours 21 41 to 49 hours 11 40 hours 42 Less than 40 hours 8 Employed Full-Time Based on Gallup data from the 2013 and 2014 Work and Education polls, conducted in August each year. GALLUP
  3. 3. More work means more stress: A whopping 83 percent of U.S. workers report feeling stressed by their job.
  4. 4. The Top 5 Workplace Stress Producers Source: 2013 Work Stress Survey by Harris Interactive http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/09/536945/10027728/en/Workplace-Stress-on-the-Rise-With-83-of-Americans- Frazzled-by-Something-at-Work.html Stagnating Pay 14% Unreasonable Workload 14% Commuting 11% Annoying Co-Workers 11% Work That Is Not A Chosen Career 8%
  5. 5. The relationship between stressand workplace injuries: A 2015 study by Harvard Business School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business found that workplace stress contributes to at least 120,000 deaths each year and $190 billion in annual health care expenses.
  6. 6. Source: 2015 Stanford-Harvard Business School meta analysis of 228 studies https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-your-workplace-might-be-killing-you Highly demanding jobs increased the odds of a physician-diagnosed illness. Job insecurity increased the odds of reporting poor health by 50%. Lack of health care is the biggest stressor. by 35%
  7. 7. What can employees do? “Employeesneedto understand thatgoingto placeswherethey experiencework- familyconflicts,longwork hours, economic insecurity, and don’t getaccess to health insuranceis more than justsomethingthat’s inconvenient.This is somethingthat actuallyaffectstheirwellbeingin a deepand profoundway.They ought to take these factorsinto account as they selecttheir jobs.” –- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of organizational behavior, Stanford University
  8. 8. What can employers do? “Employerswho areconcerned abouthealthcarecosts should worry alot aboutthe work environment.At the moment, employersworry mostly about individualdecisions – eating,exercise,smoking,drinking andthings like that – orthey worry about broadsocialpolicy issues.A lot oftheir excessivehealth carecosts comefrom whathappensto peopleevery day in the work environment…thingsthat employerscouldfixif they wanted to.” –- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of organizational behavior, Stanford University
  9. 9. Measuring productivity, not hours worked.
  10. 10. While most employers remain tied to the 40-hour workweek, some are experimenting with alternative plans and reduced hours. Amazon launched a pilot program in August 2016 that allows employees in some departments to work 30-hour weeks for 75 percent of their salary and retain full benefits. San Diego-based Tower Paddle Boards cut its workday from eight hours to five (employees skip lunch). In the first year of the program, the company’s revenue rose 42 percent.
  11. 11. © 2017 Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. The Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., represents injured workers throughout Iowa and Nebraska, helping them recover the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We hope this information about work-related stress was helpful. Workers should know that permanent impairments caused by work-related stress may qualify them for workers’ compensation benefits. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this topic further and address any questions you may have about collecting workers’ compensation benefits. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect a fee if we help you obtain a recovery. Call 402-403-3092 or visit http://www.gplawyers.com/.

Beschreibung

Americans who are employed full time work an average of 47 hours per week. More work means more stress, which leads to more workplace injuries.

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  1. 1. Are Long Work Weeks Leading To More Workplace Injuries? PRESENTEDBY:
  2. 2. An extra day of work each week: Despiteallof the talkaboutthe importanceof obtaininga healthywork/lifebalance,Americanscontinue to put in longhours, averaging47hours per week,accordingto a recent Gallupsurvey. Average Hours Worked by Full-Time U.S. Workers, Aged 18+ In a typical week, how many hours do you work? % 60+ hours 18 50 to 59 hours 21 41 to 49 hours 11 40 hours 42 Less than 40 hours 8 Employed Full-Time Based on Gallup data from the 2013 and 2014 Work and Education polls, conducted in August each year. GALLUP
  3. 3. More work means more stress: A whopping 83 percent of U.S. workers report feeling stressed by their job.
  4. 4. The Top 5 Workplace Stress Producers Source: 2013 Work Stress Survey by Harris Interactive http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/09/536945/10027728/en/Workplace-Stress-on-the-Rise-With-83-of-Americans- Frazzled-by-Something-at-Work.html Stagnating Pay 14% Unreasonable Workload 14% Commuting 11% Annoying Co-Workers 11% Work That Is Not A Chosen Career 8%
  5. 5. The relationship between stressand workplace injuries: A 2015 study by Harvard Business School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business found that workplace stress contributes to at least 120,000 deaths each year and $190 billion in annual health care expenses.
  6. 6. Source: 2015 Stanford-Harvard Business School meta analysis of 228 studies https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-your-workplace-might-be-killing-you Highly demanding jobs increased the odds of a physician-diagnosed illness. Job insecurity increased the odds of reporting poor health by 50%. Lack of health care is the biggest stressor. by 35%
  7. 7. What can employees do? “Employeesneedto understand thatgoingto placeswherethey experiencework- familyconflicts,longwork hours, economic insecurity, and don’t getaccess to health insuranceis more than justsomethingthat’s inconvenient.This is somethingthat actuallyaffectstheirwellbeingin a deepand profoundway.They ought to take these factorsinto account as they selecttheir jobs.” –- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of organizational behavior, Stanford University
  8. 8. What can employers do? “Employerswho areconcerned abouthealthcarecosts should worry alot aboutthe work environment.At the moment, employersworry mostly about individualdecisions – eating,exercise,smoking,drinking andthings like that – orthey worry about broadsocialpolicy issues.A lot oftheir excessivehealth carecosts comefrom whathappensto peopleevery day in the work environment…thingsthat employerscouldfixif they wanted to.” –- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of organizational behavior, Stanford University
  9. 9. Measuring productivity, not hours worked.
  10. 10. While most employers remain tied to the 40-hour workweek, some are experimenting with alternative plans and reduced hours. Amazon launched a pilot program in August 2016 that allows employees in some departments to work 30-hour weeks for 75 percent of their salary and retain full benefits. San Diego-based Tower Paddle Boards cut its workday from eight hours to five (employees skip lunch). In the first year of the program, the company’s revenue rose 42 percent.
  11. 11. © 2017 Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. The Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., represents injured workers throughout Iowa and Nebraska, helping them recover the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We hope this information about work-related stress was helpful. Workers should know that permanent impairments caused by work-related stress may qualify them for workers’ compensation benefits. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this topic further and address any questions you may have about collecting workers’ compensation benefits. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only collect a fee if we help you obtain a recovery. Call 402-403-3092 or visit http://www.gplawyers.com/.

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