Stress at Work in Garment Industry

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NIFT, NEW DELHI

Stress At Work
A Study in Fashion Industry
Himanshu Sukhwani, Tusshar Kumar, Vinayak Sharma, Chandan Kumar 9/7/2010

The nature of work is changing at whirlwind speed. Perhaps now more than ever before, job stress poses a threat to the health of workers of garment industries and, in turn, to the health organizations.

Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 3 Stress in the Workplace ...................................................................................................................... 3 What are the causes of stress? ............................................................................................................... 4 Psychosocial Work Environment ............................................................................................................ 5 Relation between Psychosocial Factors and Job Strain .......................................................................... 7 Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Job Strain ......................................................................................... 8 Impact of Job Strain on Operator Health ................................................................................................ 8 Impact of Operator’s Psychological Factors on Health ........................................................................... 9 Health Issues ..................................................................................................................................... 10 Impact of Job Strain on Piece-Rate Operators’ Work Schedules .......................................................... 10 Work-life conflict............................................................................................................................... 12 Health effects of working hours and work-life conflict...
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