ERIC Number: ED201822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Developments in Occupational Stress. Proceedings of a Conference (Los Angeles, California, November 13, 1978).
Schwartz, Rosalind M., Ed.
This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held to acquaint managers and health care professionals with new developments in the field of occupational stress. Psychological stress research performed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from 1971 to 1976 is reviewed first, with an emphasis on defining high-risk work groups and isolating specific sources of stress in the work environment which may influence worker health. Other presentations include an examination of the relationships between coronary heart disease and machine-pacing with occupational stress; a discussion of the rise of worker compensation claims based on cumulative injury, which includes stress-related diseases; discussions of issues bearing upon the establishment of work-based programs to deal more effectively with occupational stress/strain, including the necessary steps to be taken by a consultant in setting up a corporate stress awareness program; and a description of an active, in-house employee assistance program amenable to including stress management. Both a socio-technical approach to dealing with stress in large organizations and a union-management collaborative program on occupational health are described. Finally, specific topics which merit attention are outlined in the concluding remarks. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Employment Practices, Health, Health Activities, Heart Disorders, Injuries, Occupational Diseases, Occupations, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Stress Variables, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Workers Compensation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-033-00377-7, $4.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS/PHS), Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Biomedical and Behavioral Science.; California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Industrial Relations.