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New guidelines aimed at soothing away workplace stress were published this week by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Employers are intended to use the voluntary guidelines to gauge how demanding jobs are, to clarify job descriptions, and to give staff greater control over their work. The HSE is hoping they will be used to set benchmarks for measuring stress reduction.

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