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NIOSH wants feedback on work-related stress


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Washington – NIOSH is seeking feedback from employers and individuals regarding its long-term study into work-related stress.

The agency said in a July 1 blog post that comments would help NIOSH determine new research priorities and develop content for the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, which is set for 2017.

In soliciting feedback, NIOSH offered the following questions:

  • What aspects of work-related stress are of particular interest to you?
  • What do you see as the emerging issues for this field?

“We have learned a great deal about what occupational factors contribute to work-related stress and affect employee health and safety,” NIOSH authors wrote in the blog post. “While we have more knowledge about promising intervention strategies to prevent occupational stress, many challenges remain. For example, the continually changing landscape of work brings new risks and necessitates fresh approaches to prevention.”