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The Value of Worker Well-Being
This article in 2019 Public Health Reports by Jerome M. Adams addresses the value of worker well-being.
Source: Public Health Reports
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Resources
MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. Find resources related to mindfulness on this site, including no-cost guided meditations and podcasts.
Better Work-Life Balance Starts with Managers
This Harvard Business Review addresses the important role managers play in assisting employees and organizations address better work-life balance, citing the work of OHSU's Dr. Leslie Hammer and others.
Source: Harvard Business Review
NIOSH Science Blog: Exploring Individual and Organizational Stress-reducing Interventions across Industries
This Blog summarizes stress interventions delivered in the workplace and that were presented at the 2nd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® in 2018.
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."
Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, A literature review
Examining current literature on occupational health and wellbeing, Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work seeks to define ‘wellbeing’ in workplace contexts, exploring the term’s varying connotations and applications. Published December 2018 by British Safety Council. Registration required for free document download.
Source: British Safety Council
NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program seeks to improve the design of work, work environments, and management practices in order to advance worker safety, health, and well-being. This short document summarizes goals and strategies of the program.
Issue #56: Supervisor Support Training Makes a Difference for Worker Well - being
The article appears in CPH News and Views, from Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, as contributed by Leslie Hammer, Associate Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.
2018's Most and Least Stressed States
Certain states have contributed more than others to elevating — or decreasing — stress levels in the U.S. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 38 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life.
Burnout may help determine sleep quality, job performance among nurses: study
A recently released study has linked sleep disorders and burnout to certain aspects of shift work among nurses, as reported in this article by Safety + Health.