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Job demands as psychosocial hazards — reducing the risks through the power of nature and virtual reality

Lauren Finestone

A study suggests that taking a break, getting some exercise and spending time in nature — either in reality or virtually — can help to control the psychosocial risks associated with job demands.

As new laws and codes of practice, such as the Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work make clear, one of the common examples of psychosocial hazards that can cause harm and that employers should be aware of are job demands. Examples of job demands can be: intense or sustained high- or low-level mental, physical or emotional effort required to do the job unreasonable or excessive time pressures or role overload shifts or wor...

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Published 13 September, 2023