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Stress and workplace safety.
Midwest Rural Energy Council (MREC) 41st Annual Rural Energy Conference &. Seminar, March 5-7, 2003, St. Paul, Minnesota. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003 Mar; :1-36
Stress shows itself by raising heart rate, blood pressure, hormonal changes, blood (clotting, cholesterol), and muscular tension. We make mistakes, all increase with stress load. Coping with change. Eating right means: Balance, eating frequently, watching fat intake, and drinking enough fluid. Set priorities follow them. Exercise burns up stress energy, makes you more resilient, prepares you for physical work, improves health, and changes your outlook. Avoid unhealthy ways to de-stress - alcohol, drugs, tobacco. Information increases control by decreasing uncertainty. Learn about changes in the industry. Educational sources builds confidence and opens the door to other opportunities in agriculture.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Education; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Farmers; Injury-prevention; Physical-exercise; Physical-stress; Risk-analysis; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Stress; Work-analysis; Work-performance
John M. Shutske, Workplace Safety & Health Specialist and AgrAbility Project Director, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, 390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division