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Monday, December 9, 2013

Workplace Safety and Health Topics

NIOSH tries to stay ahead of the curve with workplace health and safety research. Today's post was shared by Safe Healthy Workers and comes from

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Primary themes in the NIOSH job stress research program:
  1. To better understand the influence of what are commonly-termed "work organization" or "psychosocial" factors on stress, illness, and injury
  2. To identify ways to redesign jobs to create safer and healthier workplaces
Examples of research topics at NIOSH within these two broad themes:
  • Characteristics of healthy work organizations
  • Work organization interventions to promote safe and healthy working conditions
  • Surveillance of the changing nature of work
  • Work organization interventions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders among office operators
  • Work schedule designs to protect the health and well-being of workers
  • The effects of new organizational policies and practices on worker health and safety
  • Changing worker demographics (race/ethnicity, gender, and age) and worker safety and health
  • Work organization, cardiovascular disease, and depression
  • Psychological violence in the workplace
In addition, the NIOSH program also includes:
  • Sponsorship of conferences on work, stress and health
  • Publication of educational documents on work, stress, and health

Job Stress and NORA

In 1996, NIOSH established an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from industry, labor, and academia to develop a national research agenda on the "organization of work." Work organization refers to management and supervisory practices, to production processes, and to their influence on the way work is performed. (In...
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