"Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than are any other life stressor-more so than even financial or family problems." -- St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
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- Task design: heavy workload, infrequent rest breaks, long hours, shift work, and routine tasks that do not utilize the employee's skills and provide little sense of control.
- Management style: lack of participation by workers in decision-making, poor communication, lack of family-friendly policies.
- Work roles: conflicting or uncertain job expectations, too much responsibility, too many hats to wear.
- Career concerns: job insecurity; lack of opportunity for growth, advancement or promotion; and rapid changes for which workers are unprepared.
- Environmental conditions: unpleasant or dangerous physical conditions such as crowding, noise, air pollution, or ergonomic problems.
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