b'TheHealthandSafetyExecutivedefinesstressastheadversereactionpeoplehavetoexcessivepressuresorothertypesofdemandplacedonthem.There is a clear difference between pressure, which can create a buzz and be motivating, and stress, which occurs when this pressure becomes excessive.Work-related stress is a major cause of occupational ill health in farming and it can cause severe physical and psychological conditions for farm workers. It can also lead to poor productivity, high staff turnover and increases in accidents in an industry with the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK. HSE statistics show that work-related stress is a significant issue, not just in farming, with more than 11.5 million working days lost as a result of stress, anxiety or depression at an estimated cost of 5.2 billion to industry, individuals and the government.Health and safety legislation requires you to assess the level of risk from hazards in the workplace and take all reasonably practicable measures to prevent or sufficiently reduce that risk. This includes the risk of stress to your workers.20'