Category: Month: February 2020

Job Posting (revised Feb 10 2020)

Job Posting (revised Feb 10 2020) Part-time Outreach Coordinator Needed for the Healthy Work Campaign @Center for Social Epidemiology and the Healthy Work Campaign The Center for Social Epidemiology (CSE) is a small, nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles, CA and the sponsor of the Healthy Work Campaign (www.healthywork.org). The HWC is a public health campaign focused on raising awareness in the U.S. about the impacts of (psychosocial) work stress on mental and physical health…

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High levels of work stress among Bus Drivers

Bus Drivers experience high levels of work stress particularly when driving in crowded urban areas. The Center for Social Epidemiology has been working for the past 6 years with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the bus driver union SMART as well as the SMART-MTA-Trust Fund. This past year we worked with 400 LA Bus drivers to assess work stressors and their impact on driver health. Bus drivers have the highest prevalence…

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New Springer publication from CSE researchers on consequences of work stressors

My colleagues Marnie Dobson, Ellen Rosskam, Paul Landsbergis and I are pleased to see our recent paper: “Work-Related Burden of Absenteeism, Presenteeism, and Disability: An Epidemiologic and Economic Perspective” included in Springer’s Handbook of Disability, Work and Health . For many years, we have been developing and demonstrating the important role of psychosocial stressors in understanding the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease in industrialized countries.  …

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Healthy Work Survey nears completion

After two years of work our new workplace survey (titled Healthy Work Survey) intended to allow individual, workplaces and groups to assess their workplace stressors and their impact on one’s health is nearing completion. A draft has been circulated for comments and is undergoing a second revision. Once completed we will begin computerizing the survey so it can be placed online at Healthywork.org for use by our community….

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