Best Intervention Competition (Work, Stress and Health Conference)
In keeping with our conference theme of "sustainable work, sustainable health, sustainable organizations," we are especially interested in submissions describing research-to-practice translation efforts that promote sustainable interventions. These may include workplace programs, policies, practices, case experiences or other efforts to prevent stress in today's increasingly complex global economy.
The purpose of the Best Intervention Competition is to recognize outstanding evaluations of interventions in which researchers partner with industry and labor to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses and promote workplace safety and health.
DescriptionThe intervention evaluated should be from a program, study or other activity relevant to occupational health psychology and may range in complexity from a simple change in work organization at a single worksite to:
- A comprehensive re-organization of the work processes.
- A program of OSH training.
- Or, policies or regulations applied throughout a corporation, industry, state or nation, such as an OSHA standard.
Award PresentationPrior to the conference, three competition finalists will be identified; one of the three papers will be selected as the competition winner. All three finalists will be honored during an awards presentation at the conference, and each finalist will present his or her work in a topically-appropriate conference session.
Please note: The Best Intervention Competition reserves the right to withhold this award based on minimal standards of sound scientific method in the evaluation of an intervention.
All competition participants are encouraged to submit their papers to the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology® (JOHP). Submissions to JOHP are separate from this competition and will undergo the normal journal review.
Special Issue: Stress and Health
Stress and Health Special Issue: "Organizational health interventions: Advances in evaluation methodology" (PDF, 345KB) is a second publication available to competition participants in 2015. The letter of intent is due Dec. 1, 2014, and the paper must be submitted by July 1, 2015. (Best Intervention Competition authors will receive detailed feedback on their manuscripts in April 2015.) Submissions to Stress and Health are separate from the Best Intervention Competition and will undergo review by the special issue editors: Maria Karanika-Murray, Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom, Caroline Biron, Laval University Canada and Per Øystein Saksvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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Best Intervention Competition
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