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Proposed national strategies for the prevention of leading work-related diseases and injuries - psychological disorders.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1988 Jan; :1-30
NIOSHTIC No.
00197142
Abstract
A proposed national strategy for the prevention of psychological disorders was presented. Both occupational and nonoccupational factors enter into the development of psychological disorders among workers. Psychological disorders of current interest include affective disturbances such as anxiety, depression, and job dissatisfaction; maladaptive behavioral and lifestyle patterns; and chemical dependencies and alcohol abuse. At this time no surveillance system exists to adequately gauge the national scope of psychological health disorders. Epidemiologic and health care data on costs are accumulating, however. The prevention of work related psychological disorders includes better job design to improve working conditions, surveillance of psychological disorders and risk factors, information gathering and dissemination, training and education of workers, and the enrichment of psychological health services for workers. Recommendations for controlling psychosocial risk factors at work; for improving surveillance of work related psychological disorders and risk factors; for information dissemination, education, and training; and for improving worksite based mental health services are presented.
Keywords
Job-stress; Mental-stress; Worker-health; Occupational-health-programs; Epidemiology; Psychological-stress; Attitude; Coping-behavior; Disease-prevention
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-171885
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 89-137
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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