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Studies reveal crucial role of co-workers in return-to-work process
Co-workers can play an important role after a work-related injury. They can provide details about the circumstances of an accident, offer emotional support to the injured worker and help with job tasks upon a co-worker's return to work (RTW). Working with an injured co-worker, however, can also strain work relationships and increase workload. The purpose of this study was to determine the role that co-workers play after a work-related injury and during the RTW process in the unionized, electrical construction sector. Methods We conducted two focus groups with injured electricians and union...
Work stress and work ability: cross-sectional findings from the German sociomedical panel of employees
Maintenance of work ability and restoration of reduced work ability by prevention and rehabilitation are major aims of disability management. To achieve these aims, decision-makers and health care providers need evidence of the determinants of restricted work ability. The aim of this article was to analyse the cross-sectional association between work stress and work ability in a population drawn from a random sample of employees. A total of 1463 working men and women aged 30-59 years from the baseline survey of the German SPE were included in the analyses. Work stress was defined in terms of the...
Le travail temporaire : néfaste pour la santé mentale
Le travail temporaire : néfaste pour la santé mentale Une nouvelle recherche de McGill démontre que les emplois contractuels temporaires et à court terme engendrent détresse psychologique et dépression. Selon les données d'une recherche présentée à l'occasion de l'assemblée annuelle de l'Association américaine de sociologie, le 9 août, les employés occupant un poste soit temporaire, contractuel, occasionnel ou d'une durée déterminée sont davantage à risque...
Work Related Risk Factors for Neck, Shoulder and Arms Complaints: A Cohort Study Among Dutch Computer Office Workers
This study aims to investigate the relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial characteristics and complaints of the neck, shoulder and forearm/hands. Methods Data were used from a prospective Dutch cohort study among computer office workers with a follow-up period of 2 years. The study was conducted among 264 computer users. Physical and psychosocial risk factors were tested to predict the occurrence of neck, shoulder and forearm/hands complaints. Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression was used to identify the association between risk factors and outcome variables. The...
Returns to Job Mobility: The Role of Observed and Unobserved Factors
We investigate the returns to promotions and separations from firms using Portuguese linked employer-employee data. More than 90% of the total variation in wages can be explained by observed and unobserved characteristics of workers and firms. Taken together, worker and firm unobserved effects explain more than half of the variation of wages for all types of job mobility. Our results suggest that promoted workers are high wage workers in high wage firms. Movers are inherently lower wage workers, in lower wage firms. However, on average, workers that find a new job within one year enter firms that...
Gender Differences in Work Modifications and Changed Job Characteristics During the Return-To-Work Process: A Prospective Cohort Study
Abstract Objectives To describe gender differences in work modifications and changed job characteristics during return-to-work after sickness absence. Methods A 13 month prospective cohort study was performed among 119 employees (54 women and 65 men) who had reported sick for more than 1 month due to mental or musculoskeletal disorders. Men and women were of comparable ages and educational levels, worked in similar sectors, at corresponding functional levels, and were experiencing the same types of health disorders. They were interviewed bi-monthly. Work modifications and job characteristics were...

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