Abstract - Psychosocial factors play an important role in occupational health and safety. Stress is probably the most prevalent psychosocial problem and hence stress management ranks among the most promising health and safety promoters. This contribution deals with the stress of air traffic controllers (ATCOs) which results from workload on the one hand and the responsibility for air traffic safety on the other. Four steps in the stress management of German ATCOs will be described aiming at increasing air traffic safety and reducing stress:
A current state analysis with 328 employees of the German Air Traffic Control Services (DFS) revealed a sufficient quantity and quality of safety instruments.