Organizational health: a new paradigm for occupational stress research at NIOSH.
Sauter-SL; Lim-SY; Murphy-LR
Jap J Occup Men Health 1996 Jan; 4(4):248-254
This paper gives a historical perspective on the growth of job stress as an occupational health problem in the U.S., and describes traditional (worker focused) practices for dealing with job stress in the U.S. workplace. As a point of departure, the emerging concept of "organizational health" is discussed as a new framework for understanding and preventing job stress. In this new approach, organizational effectiveness and worker well-being are seen as inseparable, and both are influenced by macro-organizational characteristics such as organizational climate and culture.
Work-environment; Job-stress; Occupational-health; Worker-health; Workplace-monitoring; Psychological-stress; Somatic-nervous-system; Cardiovascular-system-disease
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Japanese Journal of Occupational Mental Health