Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders : Conferences

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The Work, Stress, and Health Conference Series

The Work, Stress, and Health conference series is designed to address the constantly changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the safety, health, and well-being of workers.

Conference Co-Sponsors: American Psychological Association (APA), NIOSH, Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP)

Healthy Aging for Workers: Anticipating the Occupational Safety and Health Needs of an Increasingly Aging Workforce Society for Occupational and Environmental Healthexternal icon
February 17-18, 2009: National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

The purpose of this conference was to refine the research agenda proposed in the 2004 National Academy of Science (NAS) Report on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers and to develop near-term intervention strategies for preventing work-related injury and illness associated with a growing workforce of aging workers. Since older workers may be increasingly vulnerable to age-related job discrimination, efforts to uncover new work-related injury and illness among an aging population must be done with care. Recommendations developed during this meeting were in the context of NIOSH’s NORA health disparities, which includes aging workers, NIOSH’s research to practice initiative, NIOSH’s WorkLife Initiative and the US Public Health Service’s “Healthy People – 2010” objectives for the nation.

Conference Co-Sponsors: Society for Occupational and Environmental Health (SOEH), Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), University of Maryland, Work and Health Research Center, AARP, Association of Occupational and Environmental Health Clinics (AOEC)

American Time Use Survey (ATUS) Early Results Conferenceexternal icon
December 8-9, 2005: Bethesda, MD

The ATUS Early Results Conference allowed more than 120 researchers from across the United States and around the world to review preliminary research using the new ATUS dataset released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Topic areas included time use and work (work hours, nonstandard work arrangements), labor force status and time allocation, work family balance.

Conference Co-Sponsors: University of Maryland Population Research Center, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development NIH, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research NIH, NIOSH, National Cancer Institute NIH, Administration for Children and Families DHHS, Economic Research Service USDA.

Partnering in Workplace Violence Prevention: Translating Research to Practice
November 15-17, 2004: Baltimore, MD

In November 2004, NIOSH assembled a diverse group of persons representing various disciplines and organizations that have a stake in reducing the toll of workplace violence. The objective of the conference was to identify and implement effective prevention programs and strategies to address workplace violence. Additionally, the conference sought to identify emerging issues in workplace violence prevention. These issues will be addressed through partnerships between government, academic, and industry stakeholders.

Conference Co-Sponsors: CDC, OSHA, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Work Family Conference Series

This series of conferences was designed to identify how different dimensions of work and family act independently and interact to affect the health and well-being of workers, families, children, communities, and workplaces. The conferences lead to a RFA released in 2004, that solicited proposals for innovative studies designed to identify traditional and contemporary workplace practices, approaches, and interventions that benefit the health and well-being of workers, children, and families.

Conference Co-Sponsors: NIOSH, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of National Institutes of Health.

  • Methodological Issues in Workplace Studies of Worker and Family Health and Well-Being
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    July 22-23, 2004: Bethesda, MD. This two-part workshop was designed to provide methodological assistance to potential applicants for the RFA, “Developing Study Designs to Evaluate the Benefits of Workplace Policies and Practices. The goal of this workshop was to help prepare potential applicants to submit competitive applications.
  • Workplace Strategies and Interventions for Improving Health and Well-Being
    April 13-15, 2004: Baltimore, MD. This conference assessed the state of science in intervention and evaluation research on workplace policies related to work and family that have implications for health. It also facilitated greater involvement of employer representatives, work-life professionals, and worker representatives and encouraged formation of teams of researchers in preparation for RFA applications.
  • Workforce/Workplace Mismatch? Work, Family, Health, and Well-Beingexternal icon
    June 16-18, 2003: Washington, D.C. The purpose of this initial meeting was to assess the state of the science on the interrelationships between work, family, health, and well-being. Participants included researchers in the areas of anthropology, business management, child development, demography, economics, occupational health, psychology, and sociology.

Long Working Hours, Safety, and Health: Toward a National Research Agendaexternal icon
April 29-30, 2004: Baltimore, MD

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this conference explored the sociological, economic, and health dimensions of long work hours.

Conference Co-Sponsors: NIOSH, University of Maryland, U.S. Department of Justice

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