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The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people: a commentary.
J Occup Environ Med 2003 Jan; 45(1):61-72
Recent trends in the organization of work may affect worker health through a variety of pathways--by increasing the risk of stress-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychological disorders, by increasing exposure to hazardous substances and violence on the job, or by affecting occupational health services and training programs. Much remains to be learned about the nature of changes in work organization, and how they affect worker health and safety. While available evidence is limited, such evidence suggests that recent trends in work organization may be increasing the risk of occupational illnesses. In a groundbreaking publication, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has provided a concise summary of available knowledge and a detailed agenda for research and development.
Occupational-sociology; Psychological-effects; Psychological-factors; Psychological-responses; Psychophysiology; Statistical-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Work-organization; Workplace-studies; Work-practices; Workplace-monitoring; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders
Paul Landsbergis, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1043, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY, 10029-6574
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division