Our Healthy Work Campaign colleague Paul Landsbergis and a group of his students are researching and creating case histories addressing strategies that unions, worker advocates, and researchers have used to reduce specific “psychosocial work stressors” and/or improve working conditions.
To see them, scroll down to “FIRST – Learn about strategies that address work stressors” — from here and follow the links.
Marnie Dobson, Ph.D. and Pouran Faghri, M.D. wrote “Reopening Schools: Ensuring Healthy Work for K-12 Educators” for the Center for the Promotion of Health – New England (a Total Worker Health Center of Excellence at UMASS-Lowell) newsletter. They begin:
“School reopening during COVID-19 is a worker health and safety issue. This August-September, thousands of teachers and staff and their unions were concerned about being forced back into classrooms by state and local governments, some in districts which did not follow recommended CDC guidelines regarding physical distancing or mask-wearing. While many of the largest school districts in the country decided to begin the school year in online learning, many other schools even in regions with a high level of virus transmission that tried to open in-person, experienced outbreaks and were forced to close again.” Continue reading here
Paul Landsbergis presented at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Workshop: “Work as a Social Determinant of Disease” Video of the workshop is available here.
Marnie Dobson presented “The Healthy Work Campaign: Strategies for Preventing Work Stressors to Improve Worker Health & Well-being” at the Virtual TWH Affiliate Meeting (South-East Region) – Miami Occupational Research Group – University of Miami.
HWC team members Marnie Dobson and Paul Landsbergis presented The Healthy Work Campaign: Work Stress Prevention Strategies in the U.S as part of a webinar, International Approaches to Stress Prevention organized by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers’ Mayday Workplace Mental Health Series 4
HWC team members, Drs. Paul Landsbergis, Marnie Dobson and Peter Schnall presented Identifying and Preventing Work Stressors to Reduce Chronic Disease: The Healthy Work Campaign, a webinar hosted by the Center for Healthy Work, University of Illinois, Chicago, a Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence.
Marnie Dobson, Peter Schnall, Ellen Rosskam and Paul Landsbergis are pleased to announce the recent publication of their review article on the costs to business and workplaces of unhealthy working conditions, “Work-Related Burden of Absenteeism, Presenteeism, and Disability: An Epidemiologic and Economic Perspective.“
The Healthy Work Campaign Survey has been completed and is being reviewed by outside colleagues.