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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

Degree Program

Business Administration


Business Administration


benefits, company, people, coping, OSHA


Everyone has an occasional bad day on the job. But when that day turns into weeks, even months, dissatisfaction becomes more than a temporary annoyance. Sleeplessness, acid stomach, headaches, irritabi1ity, and listlessness may point to a common culprit - job stress.

Stress in the workplace is on the rise. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) says that stress is one of the ten leading work-related problems and many consultants say that stress should be at the top of the list.

It is well documented that excessive stress was and is a plague of the eighties and nineties for many Americans because they are experiencing increased dissatisfaction with their lives in general, and with friendships, health and physical shape, leisure activities and living conditions.

Studies have shown that stress has been linked to three of the ten leading causes of death - strokes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

The impact of stress is rocking the business community. Each day more and more mental stress claims are being filed against companies.

Companies may not be able to eliminate all of the stress in the workplace» But they need to develop a way to recognize and deal with the problem before it becomes a necessary economic burden for a companies ex¡stance.

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