Elk Grove Village, IL — A panel of 13 research experts is proposing a new framework that “incorporates work and non-work contexts for a fuller picture of factors affecting workers’ health and quality of life.”
Chicago — More than half of U.S. workers consider themselves overweight, and many believe their current job has played a role, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of job-search website CareerBuilder.
Washington — If experiencing rude or negative behavior at work keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep, making efforts to “let it go” after you’ve clocked out may help ward off insomnia, according to a recent study from the American Psychological Association.
Toronto — Women who work 45 or more hours a week may have an increased risk of diabetes, according to a recent study from the Institute for Work and Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Silver Spring, MD — Workers who spend all or part of their days outdoors have an increased risk of developing skin cancer, the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR) cautions in a recently released hazard alert.
Boston — Using light-emitting electronic devices at bedtime may be more detrimental to sleep quality than reading a book, according to a recent study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University.
Washington — Employers in the marijuana industry should provide safeguards to protect workers from repetitive stress injuries, NIOSH states in a recently released Health Hazard Evaluation Program report.
Norwich, England — Frequent victims of workplace aggression and bullying may experience adverse health effects and, in turn, behave cruelly toward others, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.