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Total Worker Health and work-life stress.

Authors
Hammer-LB; Sauter-S
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2013 Dec; 55(Suppl. 12S):S25-S29
NIOSHTIC No.
20043449
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Review relationships between work-life stress and health behaviors to advance understanding of pathways between occupational and individual risk factors and health and safety outcomes. METHODS: A background on the Total Worker Health concept is provided, and a review of research on the relationship between work-life stress and health behaviors is presented. RESULTS: Research evidence indicates that work-life stress serves as a negative occupational exposure relating to poor health behaviors, including smoking, poor food choices, low levels of exercise, and even decreased sleep time. CONCLUSION: The association between work-life stress and adverse health behaviors suggests that interventions at both the occupational (health protection) and individual (health promotion) level may be helpful in mitigating effects of work-life stress, consistent with the Total Worker Health approach. Further study is needed to investigate gains from an integrated prevention strategy.
Keywords
Total-Worker-Health; Stress; Job-stress; Physical-stress; Psychological-stress; Worker-health; Physiological-stress; Mental-stress; Emotional-stress; Behavior; Work-environment; Risk-factors; Safety-practices; Occupational-exposure; Health-protection; Health-programs
Contact
Leslie B. Hammer, PhD, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20131201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
hammerl@pdx.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-010154; M122013
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OR; OH; KY
Performing Organization
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
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