Category Archives: job strain

10 Worker Health Books That Aren’t Fiction

Summer’s here, and it’s time to unstrap the Fitbit and track some physical inactivity — the kind, for example, that takes place while reading. Pictured here is a pile of books that I’d recommend, or almost recommend, to wonky wellness professionals who have been at it for a while and are still searching. Since WordPress… Read More »

The Batman of Worker Health

A superhero of employee health is John Howard, director of the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, home of the Total Worker Health® (TWH) program. I was fortunate enough to attend Dr. Howard’s impassioned opening address at the 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, which took place at the National Institutes of Health in 2014. Here are a… Read More »

Getting Axed Is Hazardous To Your Health

You look to your job not only for income and benefits, but also for purpose, social interaction, and daily routine. These influence your health, and the loss of them — or the threat of losing them — can suck the life right out of you. Every day, millions of Americans either look for work or… Read More »

Job Stress Is In Your Head. Literally.

Or… Half of What I Know About Employee Health I Learned from Concussion Concussion is a movie about employee health as much as it’s about anything. In the movie, the National Football League goes to great lengths to cover up the harm it allows to be inflicted on its players. The league is motivated by fear of liability and its… Read More »