What Is the Classification "psychological Hazard"?

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A psychological hazard classification is a factor that an individual may have a predisposition to with which he will struggle psychologically. The term usually references workplace environments.

Some examples of psychological hazards include job intensity, the amount of hours that a job includes, conditions of a workplace environment and the functionality of the relationship between management and employees. If it is determined that any of these factors could cause undue stress or act as a trigger for mental illness, they are considered psychological hazards. Achieving a balance within the workplace is key to neutralizing psychological hazards; home life also inadvertently plays a part in the mental well being of individuals.