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Are Low Wages an Occupational Health Hazard?

Low wages should be recognized as an occupational health threat, according to an editorial in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
3-May-2016 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Training Help Make Employees More Resilient?

A five-hour educational program can promote resilience among employees facing downsizing and restructuring, according to a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
13-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long Work Hours Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Working long hours—particularly 46 hours per week or more—may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
3-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Companies with Award-Winning Health Programs Beat the S&P 500

Wall Street investors take note: stock in companies recognized for outstanding employee health and wellness programs outperforms the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, according to three studies in the January Journal of Occupational and...
5-Jan-2016 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

State Workers' Compensation Policies Affect Costs and Disability Time

Certain workers' compensation (WC) policies explain much of the state-level variation in costs and outcomes of claims for low back pain (LBP), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication...
1-Dec-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Feeling Emotionally Attached to Work Leads to Improved Well-Being

Workers who feel emotionally attached to and identify with their work have better psychological well-being, reports a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of...
20-Oct-2015 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs

One company's program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports a case study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
23-Sep-2015 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

An effective program to reduce work-family conflict (WFC) leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American...
21-Aug-2015 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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