The workplace can be a big source of stress.
Johansson et al's study into workplace stress:
- 14 finishers & 14 cleaners who worked in a Swedish sawmill.
- Finishers had a high workload and little control, they were isolated with responsibility in a fast paced repetitive job.
- Cleaners had a lower workload with more control, their work was varied, largely self paced and allowed more socialising with other workers.