The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the nation?s drug overdose epidemic with both forces significantly impacting the safety, health, and well-being of the construction workforce. Our program is engaged in developing strategies to stem the tide of overdose deaths and help the rising numbers of construction workers suffering from opioid misuse disorder and poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our findings informed a suite of communication and training interventions, communicating the big picture and systemic issues to construction decision-makers who can change conditions for the workforce. We are also reaching out to the people most affected, those who are struggling with mental health and substance misuse disorder.
The NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing Program (AgFF) provides leadership and coordination between intra- and extramural efforts nationwide to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses among the nation?s agricultural, forestry, and fishing workers (AgFF). AgFF workers are exposed to high-risk, unpredictable environments, as well as long hours and shift work. Likewise, the majority of AgFF workers are in non-standard work arrangements, and unlike many sectors, most AgFF workers are specifically exempted in many regulatory policies regarding minimum wage, overtime, maximum hours per shift, child labor, and health and safety enforcement. This poster will highlight the NIOSH AgFF Program?s recent and future research, training, and outreach initiatives related to mental health and stress, sleep deprivation and fatigue, aging, workplace violence, non-standard work arrangements, and health equity in order to improve the overall health of all AgFF workers.
The workplace mistreatment literature commonly finds evidence of an array of negative individual and organizational outcomes due to mistreatment incidents (Schilpzand et al., 2016). However, the literature fails to prominently address the occasions in which certain forms of workplace mistreatment may be paradoxically beneficial to the target employee or organization. This poster presents a qualitative review of the workplace mistreatment literature, focused on summarizing findings from empirical studies that either indicate the processes through which workplace mistreatment leads to paradoxically positive outcomes or the circumstances under which they occur. This review highlights this gap in the literature by directly examining which individual, organizational, and other environmental factors qualify the relationships between workplace mistreatment and desirable outcomes.
This study is the first scoping review and psychometric meta-analysis of workers’ psychological strain specific to COVID-19. The author meta-analytically summarized coronavirus-specific psychological strain in relation to relevant worker characteristics and work-related variables. Strain measure and government response (viz., Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker?s immediacy index) were examined as moderators.
We propose to present our scoping review of interventions targeting the health and wellbeing of nail salon workers. We used a five-step approach to retrieve, review, and appraise peer-reviewed articles. Four unique interventions were identified indicating the need for more rigorous interventions to promote the health and wellbeing of nail salon workers.
Evidence indicates a gap between macro-level initiatives to manage psychosocial risks and their implementation at the organisational level. A literature review across different social sciences disciplines was conducted, evidencing the need to integrate social pressures with organisational variables to transform psychosocial risk management and mental health promotion into a sustainable organisational practice.
The objective of this study was to provide an integrative review analyzing the relation between loneliness and workplace. A systematic review was conducted using Web of Science and Semantic Scholar with ?loneliness?, ?perceived social isolation? and ?workplace? , ?work environment? as the main keywords in the field of psychology and neuroscience. Results suggest that loneliness at work decreases job performance, organizational commitment, trusting in leaders, and is the strongest predictor of mental health problems. Practical implications for designing loneliness-reduction based interventions in the work environment are further discussed.
A national participatory effort among jail and prison professionals, organizations, and researchers involves seeking interventions to address mental health-related risks including stress, burnout and psychological distress from job-related traumatic events. In our scoping review of 1283 studies, only 13 met trauma intervention criteria. The team will further explore the needs for evaluating existing practices to address trauma and stress in criminal justice facilities using surveys and interviews.
Our current examination of workplace mistreatment literature is conducted on a secondary level to identify trends and concerns across multiple research streams and unique to specific forms of mistreatment. The current work addresses these commonalities and unique concerns by identifying a holistic framework of workplace aggression, including immediate factors surrounding mistreatment, lenses through which the phenomena can be examined, and secondary-level categories for mistreatment influences (e.g., antecedents, outcomes). This framework was constructed through a thorough review and coding of 31 meta-analyses, qualitative reviews, and book chapters. The identified second-level categories of influences and outcomes of mistreatment may be practically useful for organizations when examining relationships and desired outcomes for workers, while the identified patterns of commonality in mistreatment research (e.g., prevalence of target perspective) highlight opportunities for future research (e.g., perpetrator perspective).
The purpose of this poster is to provide access to the most extensive and comprehensive bibliographic record and chronicle of all things ever written and researched on burnout, before, during, and beyond the pandemic. To date, a comprehensive bibliographic catalogue totalling upwards of 81,786 unique burnout references from 1957 to the present has been compiled. A total of 41 active databases from 10 active providers and 15 previous bibliographies were used in the development of this bibliography. This bibliography serves as an invaluable resource for global researchers, students, and practitioners interested in examining the general topic of burnout, burnout meta-analyses, the more specific discussions of burnout experienced across selected occupations, or changing trends within the field, for example the burnout experience before and after the COVID pandemic. This bibliography will soon be available to anyone as an Open Educational Resource via a series of pressbooks.