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Safety, health, and well-being of municipal utility and construction workers.

Authors
Bodner-T; Kraner-M; Bradford-B; Hammer-L; Truxillo-D
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2014 Jul; 56(7):771-778
NIOSHTIC No.
20044627
Abstract
Objective: To provide a baseline description of psychosocial workplace stressors and supports along with safety, injury, health, and well-being indicators in a sample of utility and construction workers for a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded Total Worker Health(TM) intervention study. Methods: Survey responses and health assessments were collected from a total of 349 employees in two municipal utility departments. Results: Participants demonstrated poor weight control and body mass index and provided reports of frequent poor health habits, injury, and pain. Although safety climate was good, less desirable levels of psychosocial workplace stressors and supports were observed. These stressors and supports were found to relate with many of the health, injury, and pain indicators. Conclusions: These results demonstrate the need for workplace interventions to promote and protect construction worker health and the importance of the psychosocial work environment.
Keywords
Total-Worker-Health; Worker-health; Occupational-health; Health-surveys; Construction-workers; Public-utilities; Psychological-factors; Sociological-factors; Job-stress; Behavior; Body-weight; Work-environment; Stress; Psychological-stress; Behavior-patterns; Workplace-studies; Injuries; Work-organization; Health-protection
Contact
Todd Bodner, PhD, Department of Psychology, PO Box 751-PSY, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20140701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
tbodner@pdx.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-010154; Grant-Number-T01-OH-008435; M072014
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OR
Performing Organization
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
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