3145.0 Ergonomic and Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
This session will present emerging and new data about the effects of occupational monitoring on medication use. This session will also discuss the correlation between burnout among urban transit operators and substance abuse. Finally, this session will discuss job insecurity and workers' compensation filing.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize the levels of supervisory and electronic monitoring in communications workers. 2. Describe the importance of examining the occupational and substance use correlates of burnout among a blue-collar cohort. 3. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of job insecurity (as measured by job status (regular/odds job) and unemployment experience) on workers’ comp filing behavior among injured workers. The goal was to construct job insecurity as a function of the condition of employment among workers and organizations. In addition, the objective was to investigate the relationship between workers’ comp filing and income.

10:30 AM
Monitoring Policies at Work: Effects on Medication Use
Jessica R. Jones and Barbara Curbow, PhD
10:50 AM
Occupational and substance use correlates of burnout among urban transit operators
Carol B. Cunradi, MPH, PhD, Meng-Jinn Chen, MPH, PhD and Rob Lipton, MPH, PhD
11:10 AM
Job insecurity and workers' compensation filing
HeeKyoung Chun, MA,ScD candidate, Lenore Azaroff, ScD, Robert Karasek, PhD, Rafael Moure-Eraso, PhD CIH and SangWoo Tak, ScD
11:30 AM
Physical workload and low back disorders: Does fairness matter?
Kaori Fujishiro, PhD, Catherine A. Heaney, PhD, MPH, Sue A. Ferguson, PhD, CPE, W. Gary Allread, PhD and William S. Marras, PhD

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing