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Forceful handgrip work is one of three occupational biomechanical exposures that can cause radial tunnel syndrome, a common and costly nerve entrapment condition similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, European researchers have discovered.
Employers providing workers with mindfulness training to combat stress need to ensure leaders are also accessing the program, to get the most out of their investment, icare says. The insurer has also identified a number of steps employers can take to reduce the impact of customer abuse.
Workers often underestimate their ability to bounce back from stress and challenges, but easy self-care steps can help them build confidence and adaptability, a clinical psychologist specialising in trauma-related disorders says.
Australian researchers have identified the types of workers that are least likely to seek help for mental health conditions triggered by psychosocial job stressors, highlighting the need to promote help-seeking behaviours and timely access to services.