Psychology

Study: work environment affects workers’ mental health

Assignments without resources, conflicting roles cause distress
June 12, 2013

Employees who face high emotional demand and conflicting roles are more likely to report psychological distress — placing them at higher risk of mental health disorders and reduced productivity, reports a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Safety processes need constant reinforcement

June 7, 2013
Consider your safety process. Certainly your safety management systems such as your procedures, rules, reporting systems, inspections, hazard identification, safety training and the like act as a sort of foundation and structure that we hope will reduce hazards and associated risk


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Psychologically safe: Address conditions & states of mind

A company’s culture can be simplistically described as what an organization says it values and how it acts on these values.
June 7, 2013
During the past 20 years there has been increasing evidence of the role that corporate, or organizational, culture plays in determining safety performance.


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Management methods that do more harm than good

June 7, 2013
Let’s start this discussion of safety bullying by talking about discipline.


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Face-to-face connections lead to employee engagement

June 7, 2013
This article will focus on the first pillar — employee engagement — a fundamental necessity without which safety improvements are difficult at best and a good safety culture is virtually impossible.


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How are you doing with innovation?

The value of "forced collaboration"
May 30, 2013

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists® (ACGIH) kicked off the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) 2013 in Montreal, Canada, with a dynamic presentation by Frans Johansson, CEO of The Medici Group in New York, NY.


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Will OSHA ever take on job stress?

A "complicated" subject
May 22, 2013

The short answer, according to agency chief Dr. David Michaels, who was asked the question in a Q&A session Tuesday morning, is NO.  Dr. Michaels was emphatic on that point. “We have too much on our plate now,” he said.


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New poll reveals most common cause of work-related stress in Europe

May 20, 2013

Half of workers across Europe think work-related stress is common, and four in ten think it is not handled well at their workplace. Job insecurity or job reorganization is thought to be the most common cause of work-related stress across Europe. There is low awareness of programs or policies to make it easier for workers to continue working up to or beyond the retirement age, though the majority support their introduction.


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Ensure your safety culture evolves with the times

May 9, 2013
A safety culture is not a “static” entity. Cultures change and develop over time.


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Personal signs grab workers’ attention

May 9, 2013
The concept of personalization is not new. In the consumer world, personalized products abound — from personalized stationary and calendars to custom t-shirts to monogrammed gifts and more.


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