Healthy Work Articles

The Healthy Work Campaign‘s column, Healthy Work Now (formerly Working on Empty), debuted in February 2017 on The column explores how work in the U.S. contributes to the poor and declining health of workers, the reasons for toxic workplace cultures, work stress as a consequence of poor work organization, the impact of laws (the need for new ones), workplace policies, and collective action that can create healthy work.

Creating the column (as well as the videos and our 11’ documentary short, Working on Empty) gave rise to this public health campaign. It was our research on the health burden experienced by working men and women in the U.S., resulting from work stress and unhealthy working conditions, that shaped our Healthy Work Mission, Principles and Agenda. If you have gone through the website and feel like you want to dig deeper into the complexities of the research and how they intersect with our dynamic workplaces, cultures and public policies, we encourage you to read and subscribe to our column. If you like what you read, please follow us on Medium and share our column with family, friends and colleagues.

Join the conversation! We want each and every one of you to be a part of the conversation. And we want your co-workers and  communities to join as well. Following and commenting on our articles and our social channels,* you can continue and even elevate the conversation. These articles are for you and, at some point, we hope, they may even be penned by some of you.

We’d love your feedback. When you feel comfortable, please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the articles and the conversations that follow. The  #healthywork movement will only succeed when we’re all part of the conversation and listening to one another. After all, together we’re healthier, happier and more productive.

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