The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) held the Healthy Workplaces 2015 Summit in Bilbao on 3-4 November. ETUI researchers Viktor Kempa and Aida Ponce Del Castillo took part in the debates focused on strategies for managing psychosocial risks in the workplace.
Coping with hearing loss is different from other disabilities in that it is an invisible handicap. The reactions or behaviors associated with hearing loss may not be apparent, and even the sight of a hearing aid doesn’t guarantee recognition of a disability.
Study shows benefits of “affective organizational commitment”
November 11, 2015
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 Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
The digital workplace has introduced both exciting new possibilities and an unwelcome new dimension to the problem of work-related stress, according to Andrea Maria Nahles, Germany’s Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. The key to dealing with both, she says, is flexibility.
Behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated is the cornerstone of positive reinforcement, said Ted Neubauer, safety director at Atema. He said employees are more likely to repeat safe behaviors when they are positively and regularly recognized for them.
According to best-selling author and executive coach Wendy Capland, leaders undermine themselves with what she refers to as minimizing language – words and phrases that imply uncertainty and self-effacement even when they’re trying to give the opposite impression.
The Tuesday keynotes at NSC are sure to impress. The morning motivational keynote focuses on “The Human Side of Injury Prevention,” where two of the most powerful and dynamic speakers in the country team up to teach interpersonal dimension of occupational safety. The experts are E. Scott Geller, PhD, senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, which specializes in behavior-based safety training, and Charlie Morecraft, president and CEO of Phoenix Safety Management.
Work teams that break off into smaller subgroups are less likely to want to work together on future projects shows a recent report from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The study, conducted with more than 1,000 real project teams at 65 colleges or universities, has implications for workplace productivity.