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Is the combination of organizational and environmental stressors contributing to the aging process?

Authors
Fischer-FM; Morata-T; Krieg-E; Zavariz-C; Colacioppo-S; Fiorini-AC; Gozzoli-L; Padrao-MA; Willingford-K; Lieber-RR; Cesar-CLG; Montini-A; Ventura-G
Source
From Experience to Innovation. IEA'97, Vol. 5, Human-computer Interaction, Stress and Mental Load, Aging, Occupational Health, Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 4, 1997. Seppala P, Luopajarvi T, Nygard H, Mattila M, eds. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, 1997 Jun; 5:418-420
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NIOSHTIC No.
20027868
Abstract
The interaction between workers and production processes is mediated by a number of factors, with distinctive complexities. The working environment are characterized by a group of interdependent stressors which interfere with the work itself and the health and well-being of the workers. Among the potential found in workplaces are their sound, thermal, lighting, and physical characteristics, the equipment used to perform the tasks, the work pace, pauses, working schedules, relations between colleagues, supervisors, etc. As Levi (1983) pointed out,"...the principles for workers' protection and health promotion should be based: on a comprehensive view of human beings and their environment, an ecological strategy, i.e. the consideration of the interaction between the entire individual and the entire environment (physical, chemical, psychosocial) and of the dynamics of the complex system; a continuous evaluation of the effects (physical, mental, social and economic) of different working environments and change in them, and a democratic strategy, giving individuals the greatest possible influence over their own situation..". The effects of combined environmental and organizational factors on workers' health and well-being have been investigated. Several studies showed that work demands can cause early health impairment and decrease in work ability (Ilmarinen, 1993; Tuomi, et al, 1991; Nygard, C.H. et al, 1991). The aim of this study was to explore the combined effects of environmental and organizational factors on several health outcomes in rotogravure printing industry workers from Sao Paulo, Brazil. This paper presents the results of self-report diagnosed diseases, which developed after workers started working at the studied plant.
Keywords
Environmental-stress; Stress; Age-factors; Age-groups; Workers; Work-environment; Worker-health; Occupational-health; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring; Work-practices; Work-operations; Work-intervals; Work-analysis; Environmental-factors; Environmental-health; Mental-health; Physical-stress
Publication Date
19970601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
fmfische@usp.br
Editors
Seppala-P; Luopajarvi-T; Nygard-C-H; Mattila-M
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789518021929
NIOSH Division
DBBS; DSHEFS
Source Name
From Experience to Innovation. IEA'97, Vol. 5, Human-computer Interaction, Stress and Mental Load, Aging, Occupational Health, Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 4, 1997
State
OH
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