Here are a selection of research reports, conference papers and short articles by The Keil Centre's Chartered Psychologists on Tackling Work-Related Stress.
A position paper prepared for BP on the current "state of the art" in managing psychological health at work. Reproduced with permission of Dr Chris Roythorne, BP's Medical Director. Useful for other organisations who are formulating their policy/approach to work-related stress and psychological health. download - (PDF - 265KB - 7 pages)
1. Health and Safety Executive Research Report: Investigation of the links between psychological ill-health, stress and safety - download - (PDF - 1.28MB - 106 pages)
Prepared by The Keil Centre's Chartered Psychologists
2. Stress Management Standards for Workload - download - (PDF - 62KB - 9 pages)
An example of one of the 14 management standards for common work-related stressors, developed by The Keil Centre and Birkbeck College.
3. Development of internal company standards of good management practice and a task-based risk assessment tool for work-related stressors - download - (PDF - 603KB - 137 pages)
Research conducted by The Keil Centre and Birkbeck College, in conjunction with BP, Scottish Water and the Health and Safety Executive's Offshore Safety Division.
This report describes a project which developed a set of fourteen internal, company-specific management standards for common work-related stressors. A "bottom-up" stress risk assessment approach was used to identify work-related stressors affecting team members in two organisations, BP and Scottish Water. The final versions of the standards, and a description of the process used in their development, are provided. In addition, a set of human factors triggers for use during a task-based risk assessment was developed and implemented.
Although the standards and human factors triggers were developed within specific industries, it is likely that they will be relevant and useful to many organisations who wish to adopt a preventative approach to work-related stress.
4. A critical review of psychosocial hazard measures - download - (PDF - 900KB - 148 pages)
An HSE-funded review of existing methods for assessing work-related stressors, by Rob Briner of Birkbeck College and Jo Rick of the Institute of Employment Studies
1. Less Stress: More Performance - download - (PDF - 31KB - 7 pages)
A paper presented at the Institution of Chemical Engineers 2003 Hazards conference, describing an award-winning project to prevent stress at work.
1. Pressure Points - download - (PDF - 233KB - 2 pages)
Ronny Lardner and Ian Fyfe describe how BP Amoco's Grangemouth petrochemicals complex tackles stress at work.
2. Stress and Strain - download - (PDF - 53KB - 3 pages)
Ronny Lardner and Bob Miles demystify the topical issue of workplace stress, and indicate what can be done about it.
1. The UK Health and Safety Executive's stress website - link
2. Research on work-related stress - link
An excellent European Agency for Safety and Health at Work report summarising state-of-the-art research.
3. Good Practice in preventing work-related stress - link
A summary of winners of 2002 European Good Practice Awards, including a project delivered by The Keil Centre for BP.
4. The Health and Safety Executive's occupational health best practice website - link