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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Occupational stress among bus drivers: A literature review

Author(s):
Meenu and Dr. Manju Mehta
Abstract:
Worldwide, occupational stress amongst bus drivers is now on the rise. Occupational stress has long been considered a serious workplace hazard. The purpose of this study is to synthesize the findings of a review of the literature on bus driver occupational stress. Bus driving is a well-known example of a high-stress job. However, the review has revealed a better knowledge of how certain stressors cause distinct physical, psychological and behavioural effects. Injuries to bus drivers will have an effect on organizational performance in relation to employee absenteeism, labour turnover, and accidents. Poor interior ergonomics, rotating shift patterns, and inflexible running times are all stressors for bus drivers. As a result, absenteeism and staff turnover are higher. Bus drivers' working conditions might have a negative impact on their health and well-being. Fatigue can be caused by erratic shift scheduling, stress can be caused by the high demands of the job, back pain can be caused by prolonged sitting and vibration, and a bad diet can be caused by a lack of time for breaks and rest. This study emphasis the importance of a bus driver occupational health and safety programme. It is critical to determine the prevalence of job stress and the factors that contribute to it in order to manage it amongst bus drivers.
Pages: 175-179  |  1062 Views  665 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Meenu and Dr. Manju Mehta. Occupational stress among bus drivers: A literature review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 175-179.

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