The Real Connection Between Layoffs and Workplace Safety
If a worker is under a tremendous amount of pressure, their job performance inevitably suffers. If their job requires manual labor or the use of heavy equipment and machinery (construction or manufacturing jobs, for example), then this stress can create a disastrously unsafe work environment.
The trend of layoffs, increased job demands and deteriorating workplace safety are connected in a very fundamental way. Employers often fall short in noticing and addressing these trends, and they’re doing so in a manner that is harmful to a large segment of hard-working Americans. To provide some context for these problems, let’s first take a closer at the way our institutions approach workplace safety and employee health.
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