This poster presentation provides a description of the NIOSH Traumatic Injury Prevention Cross-Sector Program, the main areas of focus, key research activities, examples of recent research, collaboration with stakeholders, and examples of research to practice.
The mission of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) is to maximize the use of workers’ compensation (WC) claims data and systems to improve workplace safety and health through partnerships. This poster presentation will describe recent and ongoing CWCS surveillance and research studies to achieve several key goals (see https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/workercomp/cwcs/publications.html).
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.
Gaps remain in our understanding of the determinants and consequences of work design overall and non-standard work arrangements (NSWAs) specifically on worker safety, health, and well-being. This poster presents efforts by the Healthy Work Design and Well-being (HWD) Cross-Sector council to identify and address these gaps and advance the HWD National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The poster aims to improve awareness of the research gaps identified in the HWD NORA and to expand partnerships that will further advance worker well-being.
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between telework and telework-based work activities, work ability (i.e., job-related functional capacity), and well-being among workers with chronic health conditions (CHCs). The current study uses an experience sampling method to collect real-time assessments of participants? experiences. We expect the results of this study will shed light on the relationship between telework and worker health, as well as provide empirical evidence regarding the extent to which telework is a beneficial accommodation and organizational practice for workers with CHCs.
In this paper, we conduct a meta-analysis evaluating the empirical evidence linking telework and work-family conflict (WFC). There is a significant beneficial relationship between telework and work-interference-with-family (WIF), however, we find a positive and nonsignificant relationship between telework and family-interference-with-work (FIW). Gender and telework measurement approach moderated the relationship between telework and WIF. Our results reveal that outcome operationalization, gender, and measurement methods lend to conflicting results with the telework literature.
The proposed presentation will focus on results from a telephone survey of currently or recently employed adult residents of a rural county in Illinois. The survey covers in-depth employment characteristics, which allows for classification of relative employment precarity of respondents, and explores respondents’ mental health and substance use. Preliminary findings suggest that employment precarity is associated with poor mental health in this sample and may be associated with increased alcohol consumption and use of non-prescription pain killers.
This poster investigated the positive role of COVID-19 safety climate in organizations. We found that higher COVID organizational climate was associated with lower employee COVID-19 moral disengagement. In turn, moral disengagement was associated with lower enactment of COVID-19 preventative behaviors both in work and non-work settings. We further found that job insecurity can attenuate organizational socialization processes and undo any effect of safety climate.