Category: News

Healthy Work Now Newsletter No. 6 – A Note Marnie Dobson & Peter Schnall 

A note from HWC Co-Directors, Marnie Dobson & Peter Schnall The world has vastly changed since our last newsletter (December 2019) as we face an unprecedented global pandemic. The coronavirus (specifically COVID-19, named after the year it was discovered) has changed our personal lives dramatically as we try to slow its spread, or “flatten the curve,” in order to prevent an overwhelming load of hospitalizations and deaths. For those families who have lost loved ones,…

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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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How to protect “essential’ working people from COVID-19 Epidemic

To protect the vulnerable from Covid-19 requires active, assertive and comprehensive identification of 1) those at risk; 2) those infected (but not symptomatic); 3) those with active symptoms; and 4) those who have been infected and now have immunity and can safely return to work. Groups 2 and 3 above pose great danger to our essential workers on the front line of the battle against this epidemic. To provide adequate protection to health workers…

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Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2020

At 11am this morning the world stopped to recognize International Workers Memorial Day (April 28) and remember the tens of thousands of workers who die on the job every year and especially those who have died this year from COVID-19. We at the Healthy Work Campaign also recognize the hundreds of thousands of workers who die yearly from preventable chronic illnesses related to work stressors, including hypertension and CVD, as well as suicides and…

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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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What We Are Reading Now

Here’s what we are reading now “Chris Cuomo, Stay in Bed” (Politico, April 6, 2020) “Gaps in Amazon’s Response as Virus Spreads to More Than 50 Warehouses” (NY Times, April 5, 2020) “The Amazon Warehouse Worker Who Can’t Stay Home” (GEN/Medium, March 24, 2020) “Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines” (NY Times, March 30, 2020) What are you reading?…

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