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The Stress Number(TM) Report For 2011

Oxygen Plan experts to examine stress management issues and offer solutions at March 22 webinar

With stress costing U.S. employers roughly $400 billion annually, employers are urgently seeking effective methods of combating the pervasive problem. An upcoming webinar from The Oxygen Plan examines this issue in depth, focusing on four essential actions that employers should take to reduce the negative effects of stress on their workforces and their bottom lines.

Presented by Dr. Donald E. Williams, chief science officer of The Oxygen Plan, and Eric Lucas, the company’s founder they will share insights on:

-The business case for stress management.
-How to get an accurate measure of the impact of stress on individual workers and business outcomes.
-How to implement a survey-based approach for measuring stress.
-How to determine the effectiveness of current stress management resources.
-Why on-line stress management programs increase engagement levels and improve utilization of existing stress management programs and policies.

The webinar is free and will be held on Tuesday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. To register for the webinar, visit

For nearly 18 years, Dr. Williams served on the staff of the Mayo Clinic as a consultant in clinical health psychology. He has been a clinical and consulting psychologist for over 25 years, specializing in stress and stress-related disorders. Lucas left a distinguished 22-year career with General Mills to launch The Oxygen Plan, a revolutionary solution for combating stress, the nation’s number one modifiable health risk.

About The Oxygen Plan 
The Oxygen Plan is an online behavior change program that helps organizations reduce the costly and negative effects of stress in the workplace and at home, including increased healthcare expenses, chronic medical conditions, mental health issues, absenteeism and productivity losses, and reduced employee engagement. The company’s patent-pending stress management system teaches individuals to recognize the sources and symptoms of stress and provides them with tools and information for effectively reducing and avoiding stress. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Adriana Saldana
831.722.9910 (PST)

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: on behalf of the company listed above.

Published by Prweb, March 16, 2011:

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