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More than half of all lost working days in the EU are caused by work-related stress.
P 69 Research on work-related stress’, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2000.

79% – 4 in 5 managers express concern about work-related stress.
P 36 The European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER) European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2010 & P 10 Campaign Guide – Managing stress and psychosocial risks at work, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2013. P 42, Psychosocial risks in Europe, Prevalence and strategies for prevention, A joint report from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2014

More than half of all workers, 51%, in the EU report that work-related stress is common in their workplace.
P 6 European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health, May 2013, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

88% of employers state that complying with the legislation is the main reason why they manage occupational health and safety. The main reason for addressing health and safety in establishments.
P 6 Third European Survey of Enterprises on New and
Emerging Risks (ESENER 3), First findings. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 20/11/2019

Previous data, P 60 (& 9) Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) Overview Report: Managing Safety and Health at Work European Risk Observatory, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2016

But only a few member states have clear legislation about psychosocial risks.
P 45 Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2) Overview Report: Managing Safety and Health at Work European Risk Observatory, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2016

61% of female managers have sleep problems.
P 111 Eurofound (2017), Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report (2017 update), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

20% of all managers experience anxiety – the highest share of all occupations.
P 110 Eurofound (2017), Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report (2017 update), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

Managers experience the highest level of work-life balance conflicts.
P 118 Eurofound (2017), Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report (2017 update), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

Managers and professionals also have the highest work intensity and longest working days.
P 47 & 57 Eurofound (2017), Sixth European Working Conditions Survey – Overview report (2017 update), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

42% of managers find it more difficult to tackle psychosocial risks than other occupational health and safety issues.
P 48, Psychosocial risks in Europe, Prevalence and strategies for prevention, A joint report from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2014

As much as 60% of all lost working days can be attributed to work-related stress and psychosocial risks.
P 69 Research on work-related stress’, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2000.

In Europe, only the cost of depression due to work is estimated at 617 billion euros per year.
P 31 Economic analysis of workplace mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention programmes and of their potential contribution to EU health, social and economic policy objectives. Matrix May 2013

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