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HSE National Policy

HSE National Policy on the Prevention and Management of Work-Related Stress

Topic: Work related stress
Document Owner: Chief people officer, national hr
National Group: National health & safety function (policy team)
Effective From: 28 March 2024
It is the Policy of the Health Service Executive (HSE) to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable the protection of employees from the potential risks related to work-related stress.

The purpose of this Policy is to raise awareness and understanding of work-related stress, and to support managers and employees on how to prevent, identify and manage work-related stress, with a focus on hazard identification and risk assessment. This Policy is concerned with negative stress and the related risk factors.