Stress management and occupational risk prevention

Stress management and occupational risk prevention

Can stress be a risk factor when suffering from an occupational disease? Many people suffer stress in the workplace that can lead to serious illnesses or forgetfulness that may cause accidents in the workplace. The prevention of occupational risks also implies managing this matter.

Managing stress from the workplace.

Breathing properly

When a person feels overwhelmed or tense, a few minutes of deep breathing will be enough to restore balance. It is important to inhale for five seconds, holding your breath and exhaling in equal amounts through your nose. Learning to meditate can reduce stress levels.

Scheduling the day

We spend the day trying to maintain the maximum level of concentration for hours. However, productivity decreases when a certain threshold is reached. It is advisable to schedule breaks throughout the day to walk or stretch after 90 minutes of work. To list the activities that must be done in order to protect our health is another practical recommendation, such as using PPE.

Eating properly and resting

Poor nutrition can lead to a higher level of stress. It is advisable to have a low sugar and high protein diet, which provides us with healthy energy to endure the periods of maximum load. In addition, it is advisable to reduce the consumption of stimulating drinks, such as coffee, and replace them with infusions or sparkling water.

Sleeping is essential to “reset” the brain after a long day of work. A restful sleep allows reducing the levels of cortisol at night, one of the hormones responsible for maintaining the state of “alertness” in the body.

In short, the prevention of occupational risks and the management of stress are essential in order to take care of ourselves in the workplace.

Description: Stress is a condition that must be related to the prevention of occupational risks. Many diseases that we should know how to manage derive from it.