Work demands are one of the most common sources of workplace stress and psychological harm.
Workers who experience high work demands such as excessive workloads, resource constraints or time pressures can often feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. Those experiencing low work demands like, repetitive or monotonous tasks, can often feel disengaged or underutilised.
This guidance is to help employers understand and identify work-related stress, then proactively eliminate, reduce, and manage the risks to prevent harm to workers.
For managers and supervisors
This guidance is to help supervisors understand and identify work-related stress, then take action to eliminate, reduce, and manage the risks to prevent harm to workers.
This guidance is to help workers understand work-related stress so they can report early issues and concerns and identify how harm can be prevented.
Managing work demands checklist
This checklist provides a starting point for employers, managers, supervisors, and workers to prevent and manage the risks of adverse work demands.