Blacksburg, VA – Employee anxiety over management’s expectations for monitoring email during non-work hours causes “anticipatory stress” that can negatively impact worker well-being and job performance, according to research from Virginia Tech.
Olympia, WA – Workers are spending more time on computers and, as a result, the percentage of office workers with musculoskeletal issues is increasing, according to an ergonomics evaluation study conducted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Houston – Working more than 45 hours per week may increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, according to a study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Baltimore – Workplace health promotion programs are most effective in organizations that develop a consistent, all-inclusive culture of health and a clear communications strategy, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
New York – Should employers extend their corporate health strategies to the surrounding community? New research suggests that a workforce’s health may have a direct relationship with the health of the community in which it is located.
Atlanta – Workers in the construction and mining industries are among those most likely to smoke cigarettes and use smokeless tobacco products, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
East Greenwich, RI – Although 2 out of 3 employees believe their employer cares about their health, many say they are not supplied with resources to support health-improvement efforts, according to a new survey.