Conference Program

Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Continuing Education Workshops

Thursday, March 11, 1999

Opening Ceremonies

Conference welcome and opening remarks by:

  • Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD, Associate Executive Director, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association;

  • Steven L. Sauter, PhD, Chief, Applied Psychology & Ergonomics Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Addresses by:

  • Linda Rosenstock, MD, MPH, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

  • Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, American Psychological Association

Keynote Address:

  • Ray Marshall, PhD, Research Associate, University of Texas; former Secretary of Labor under Carter Administration

Posthumous Tribute to Sidney Cobb, MD, and John R.P. (Jack) French, Jr., PhD

  • Given by Joseph Hurrell, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    and Stanislav V. Kasl, PhD, Yale University

Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: "Job Strain and Cardiovascular Disease"
Session 2: "Monitoring Risks, Consequences, and Prevention of Occupational Stress"
Session 3: "International Trends in Worker Compensation for Occupational Stress"
Session 4: "Work Changes in the Public Sector in Relation to Health"
Session 5: "Work, Family, and Community"
Session 6: "Organizational Interventions to Reduce Exposure to HIV"


Session 7: "From Regulation and Policy to Practice: Organizational Approaches to Stress"
Session 8: "Reconsidering Burnout in a Global Economy"
Session 9: "The Stressful Workplace, Mental and Physical Health, and the Problem of Prevention"
Session 10: "Conducting Work Organization Interventions: An IRS, NIOSH, and NTEU Collaborative Model"
Session 11: "Union Perspectives on Job Stress"
Session 12: "One Corporation's Approach to 'Stress': SmithKline Beecham"


Session 13: "Stress in Health Care Occupations"
Session 14 "Worker Power, Health, and Accommodation in a Global Economy"
Session 15: "The Nature and Development of Occupational Health Psychology in Europe: Implications for Other Regions"
Session 16: "Psychosocial and Ergonomic Stressors at Work"
Session 17: "Policy and Research Perspectives on Family-Supportive Workplaces"
Session 18: "Review of Psychometric Performance of Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) Scales in an Internationally Comparative Perspective"


Session 19: "Underemployment, Stress, and Health"
Session 20: "Gender, Work, and Health: Contemporary Issues"
Session 21: "Development of Graduate-Level Curricula in Occupational Health Psychology"
Session 22: "Work Organization and Musculoskeletal Disorders"
Session 23: "Flexible Work: Policies and Practices in Europe"
Session 24: "Assessment of Occupational Stress"

Conference Reception, Maryland Science Center

Friday, March 12, 1999

Concurrent Sessions

Session 25: "Measuring the Adverse Consequences of Work"
Session 26: "International Collaboration of JOBS: Lessons from Finland, Israel, and China"
Session 27: "Psychological Aspects of Occupational Health"
Session 28: "Organizational Fairness"
Session 29: "Prevention of Physical Environment Stressors in Offices: A Multidisciplinary Approach"
Session 30: "Social Policy and Absenteeism"


Session 31: "Integrating Work Life and Family Life"
Session 32: "Fatigue at Work"
Session 33: Stress Management Strategies at Work in Japan"
Session 34: "Behavior-based Safety: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice"
Session 35: "Findings from a $20 Million Statewide Work & Health Initiative"
Session 36: "Organizational Downsizing: Is it Justifiable and From Whose Viewpoint?"


Session 37: "Health and Stress-Related Outcomes of Shiftwork"
Session 38: "Effects of Downsizing on Worker Health"
Session 39: "Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence"
Session 40: "Musculoskeletal Disorders: Psychosocial Mechanisms"
Session 41: "Job Stress and Health in Japan: Baseline Findings from Japan Work Stress and Health Cohort Study Group"
Session 42: "Preventing Stress, Improving Work, Health and Productivity: Eleven European Case Studies"


Session 43: "Psychophysiological Responses to Job Stress"
Session 44: "The SWS-International Survey of Work Stress and Mental Health"
Session 45: "Stress, Depression, and Productivity"
Session 46: "Lessons Learned from Stress Management Interventions"
Session 47: "Overwork: Causes and Consequences"
Session 48: "Workload, Stress, and Risks for Injury in Hazardous Work Environments"


Interactive Poster Sessions

Session 1: "Stress in Different Occupations 1"
Session 2: "Personality, Coping, and Job Stress"
Session 3: "Job Stress Interventions"
Session 4: "Impact of Downsizing and Job Change"
Session 5: "Organizational and Methodological Issues"

Saturday, March 13, 1999

Interactive Poster Sessions

Session 6: "Job Demand and Health"
Session 7: "Occupational Burnout"
Session 8: "Impact of Job Stress and Family Well-Being"
Session 9: "Stress in Different Occupations 2"
Session 10: "Overload, Fatigue, and Work Schedules"
Session 11: "NORA: National Occupational Research Agenda"

Concurrent Sessions

Session 49: "Non-standard Work Arrangements"
Session 50: "Lean Production and Worker Health"
Session 51: "Changing Work Organization: Strategies for Survival and Success"
Session 52: "Healthy Work: The Role of Organizational Culture and Management Practices"
Session 53: "The New Organizational Reality: A Changing Workforce and Employment Relationship"
Session 54:"Job Stress and Healthy Work Organizations: Perspectives from Japanese Culture"


Session 55: "Interventions to Reduce Job Stressors"
Session 56: "International Occupational Stress Research: Cross Cultural Aspects"
Session 57: "Occupational Stressors & Stress Symptomatology of Emergency Workers"
Session 58: "Beyond Drug-testing: Recent Innovations in Workplace Substance Use Prevention"
Session 59: "Summary of Evidence and Review of New Methodological Directions by Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) Scales"


Interactive Closing Plenary

"Work Organization and Health: Directions for Research and Interventions"