Organization of Work

Workers putting puzzle pieces together

The NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) identifies “organization of work” as one of 21 priorities for occupational health research in the United States. In the NORA document The Changing Organization of Work and the Safety and Health of Working People, the organization of work refers to the work process and the organizational practices that influence job design, including how jobs are and human resource policies are structured. While there is a growing awareness of the importance of these macro-level variables in determining the conditions of work, and thus their impact on worker safety, health and well-being, researchers currently have no efficient way to identify organizational assessment tools or instruments for use in their occupational health studies.

This Web site enhances research in this priority area by providing a means for researchers to quickly and easily identify available instruments for measuring organizational characteristics that may be useful for advancing research on the associations between work organization and worker safety, health, and well-being.