Resources & Publications
University of Massachusetts Lowell Stress@Work
CPH-NEW is a program that is focused on employee heath, particularly the effects of workplace stress and on ergonomic interventions.
NIOSH WorkLife Initiative
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to stimulate innovative research and improve workplace safety practices.
NIOSH Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Training & Education for the Protection of Workers
This systematic review was conducted to determine whether occupational health safety (OHS) training and education programs have a beneficial effect on workers and firms.
Human Relations Journal - Special Issue: Work–life initiatives and organizational change
January 2010, Volume 63, No. 1. Guest editors: Ellen Ernst Kossek, Susan Lewis, and Leslie B. Hammer
Sloan Work and Family Research Network Newsletter and Resources for Teaching Newsletter
The June 2009 issue of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network (SWFRN) and Resources of Teaching Newsletter is available. The SWFRN offers resources for teaching work and family.
Studies Show Contingent Workers at Higher Risk, NIOSH Researchers Report
U.S. and European studies suggest that contingent workers such as part-time, temporary, or contract workers are at higher risk for occupational injuries and illnesses than workers in traditional employment situations, NIOSH researchers report. Several possible reasons for the higher risk are suggested in the increasing scientific evidence, and warrant further scientific investigation, the researchers stated. The article, "Contingent Workers and Contingent Health: Risks of a Modern Economy," by Kristin J. Cummings, M.D., M.P.H., and Kathleen Kreiss, M.D., was published in the January 30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
NIOSH Delivers Research Report on Coal Mine Refuge Alternatives
On January 23, NIOSH delivered the "Research Report on Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines." The report responded to a provision in the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (the MINER Act) requiring NIOSH to conduct research, including field tests, concerning the utility, practicality, survivability, and cost of various refuge alternatives. Such alternatives are intended to provide safe refuge to miners who are trapped underground, awaiting rescue, after a mine explosion or roof collapse.
Comments Requested on WorkLife Initiative
NIOSH is requesting public comment (Docket Number NIOSH 132) on a new resource document intended to facilitate the development of workplace programs, policies, and practices to sustain and improve workforce health: The Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing. The development and dissemination of these Elements as a useful tool is a key effort of the NIOSH WorkLife Initiative. You may find instructions for submitting comments on the CDC Web site.