Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

Employers need to take care of their workers’ health and safety.  While many safety hazards are well-understood and easy to conceptualise like physical hazards such as moving equipment, psychological hazards may be harder for an employer to wrap their head around.

Psychological hazards still require attention from employers.  Harassment, workplace violence, and bullying are completely unacceptable in any working environment.  In trucking, the combination of high-stress, long hours, and isolation can create conditions where mental health suffers.

Everyone handles stress differently.  In the case of driving, drivers must self-monitor for signs of stress and poor mental health.  This is especially true if your employer does not address these hazards.  When in need, reach out to public services available to help.