Category: Month: September 2020

Healthy Work Survey – Individuals [NEW]

  Healthy Work Survey For Individuals Healthy Work Survey Take the Survey The Healthy Work Survey – For Individuals was developed by university researchers along with the Healthy Work Campaign, and is now available to assess if you are experiencing work stress. It is anonymous, confidential, and is intended to help you learn more about the stressors you are experiencing at work that may be affecting your health and well-being. Free Report If you…

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New Healthy Work Strategies for urban bus drivers

Urban bus driving is a highly stressful occupation. Even now during Covid-19 these essential workers are on the front lines, risking exposure helping to transport people where they need to be. In the best of times, bus drivers need to be highly vigilant to avoid accidents and injuries to themselves and the public. Vigilance is stressful and results in bus drivers having some of the highest rates of hypertension of any occupation. Driving is…

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Healthy Work this Labor Day!

On this Labor Day weekend, we have to recognize the toll this pandemic has taken on the lives of so many workers. Essential workers, including bus drivers, grocery workers, food processing/meat-packing workers, health care workers and many others have been risking their health or lives working. The federal government has failed in its response, with no overall plan for testing and contact tracing, inconsitent messaging on PPE and masking, and now 186,000 or more…

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Workplace conditions that are contributing to the Covid-19 epidemic

Workplace conditions for essential workers typically have three characteristics that contribute to increased risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus and, once infected, more severe illness:Enclosed spacesHigh population densityPersistent work stressors contribute to biological stress which in turn impacts the workers immune systemAs a consequence we have multiple, structurally imposed feedback loopsMany workers vulnerable to COVID19.Many workers exposed to covid-19 at work Many workers bring iCOVID-19 back to their communities. Living conditions for essential…

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CDC Reverses Itself Once Again. They are STILL WRONG.

The CDC has reversed itself once again about the transmissibility of the COVID-19 virus. On their website — updated yesterday — they said “A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.” Unfortunately, this new recommendation is incorrect…

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