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Proceedings. Conference on Occupational Health Issues Affecting Secretarial and Clerical Personnel.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1982 Sep:264 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00131985
Abstract
An international conference on health issues affecting clerical and secretarial personnel is reviewed. The stresses associated with minority issues, and sexual harassment of secretarial and clerical personnel are discussed. Management's concern with the effects of clerical stress are presented. Safety, health, and collective bargaining issues, as well as the environmental health concerns of air quality and ventilation are explored. Video display terminals are discussed in terms of their ergonomic impact, effects on health, and relation to stress. Office automation, its future impact, and effect on productivity is assessed. The role of management and its responsibility for stress reduction and other human factors are considered. Field studies are reported for stressful effects of office work and office worker illnesses. Psychological aspects, mental health considerations, and job satisfaction among secretarial and clerical workers are discussed. The authors conclude that working under the proper conditions can facilitate employee health, while the absence of certain positive elements or the presence of stresses can create job dissatisfaction, and poor mental and physical health. Job participation, control over tasks and work pace, and personal respect are important to employees' well being.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health; Work-practices; Worker-health; Health-hazards; Office-workers; Physiological-response; Contract-210-81-6003;
Publication Date
19820901
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-180489
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
Contract-210-81-6003
Source Name
NIOSH, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
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