CPH-NEW researchers have written on a variety of topics related to work place health and safety as well as health promotion and education. Each category below will take you to a grouping of published articles complete with links:
NIOSH WorkLife Initiative and CPH-NEW: General Concepts and Methods
The following articles explain our rationale for combining workplace health promotion programs with occupational health and ergonomics, and where we find useful overlap between the scientific literature in these two areas.
- Statement on National WorkLife Priorities. (2011) American Journal of Industrial Medicine
- Preventing Chronic Disease at the Workplace: A Workshop, Report and Recommendations. (2011) American Journal of Public Health
- Healthy Workplaces? A Survey of Massachusetts Employers. (2013) American Journal of Health Promotion
- A conceptual framework for the integration of workplace health promotion and occupational ergonomics programs (2009) Public Health Reports
- Engaging workers in health promotion and health protection efforts: A participatory approach for innovation and sustainability at two worksites(2009) Public Health Reports
- Integrated Health Programs, Outcomes and Return on Investment: Measuring Worksite Health Promotion and Integrated Program Effectiveness. (2013) In Press: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Workplace health promotion through participatory ergonomics: An integrated approach for greater effectiveness and sustainability (2009) Public Health Reports
- Participatory ergonomics as a model for integrated programs to prevent chronic disease. (2013) In Press: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The following papers present some of the research methods that we have developed or adapted for use in our intervention studies, either for designing integrated programs or for assessing their feasibility and effectiveness.
- Implementing Programs and Policies for a Healthy Workforce. (2011) Occupational and Environmental Health: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury: Recognizing and Preventing Disease and Injury
- Assessment of a worksite health promotion readiness checklist. (2010) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Barriers to implementation of workplace health interventions: An economic perspective (2010) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Health promotion site selection blues: Barriers to participation and implementation (2010) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Survey Review: How does the SF-36 perform in healthy populations? A structured review of longitudinal studies (2010) Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
CPH-NEW: Research Findings
These articles present results from our various projects, ranging from employee health in nursing homes and in the corrections field to how Employee Assistance Professionals see their work and the opportunities that it might offer for an integrated approach to job stress and chronic disease risks.
Safe Resident Handling and Care
- A physical workload index to evaluate a safe resident handling program for clinical staff in nursing homes. (2013) Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- Differences among nursing homes in outcomes of a safe resident handling program. (2013) Journal of Healthcare Risk Management
- Nursing assistants' dilemma: caregiver versus caretaker. (2013) Hospital Topics
- An economic analysis of a safe resident handling program in nursing homes. (2012) American Journal of Industrial Medicine
- Ergonomic exposure assessment of nursing assistants in nursing homes following a safe resident handling intervention. (2011) ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
- Work organization and health issues in long-term care centers: Comparison of perceptions between caregivers and management. (2011) Journal of Gerontological Nursing
- Changes in ergonomic exposures of nursing assistants after the introduction of a no lift program in nursing homes. (2011) International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Musculoskeletal Pain, Injuries and Comorbidities
- Musculoskeletal pain and reported workplace assault: A prospective study of clinical staff in nursing homes. (2013) Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
- Obesity/overweight and the role of working conditions: A qualitative, participatory investigation. Study report. (2012) (pdf)
- Violence at workplace increases the risk of musculoskeletal pain among nursing home workers. (2011) Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Workplace Wellness Interventions & Participatory Action Research (PAR)
- Making the Business Case for Integrated Worksite Health Promotion/Protection Interventions, One Intervention at a Time (2013) In Press: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Workplace-based participatory approach to weight loss for correctional employees. (2013) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- The intervention design and analysis scorecard (IDEAS): A planning tool for participatory design of integrated health and safety interventions in the workplace. (2013) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Worksite weight loss intervention for employees in stressful workplaces: A pilot study and baseline survey indicators of success. (2012) Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapy
- The positive effects of participative decision making for mid-level correctional management. (2012) Criminal Justice and Behavior
- Talking about health: correction employees' assessments of obstacles to healthy living. (2011) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Barriers to workplace stress interventions in employee assistance practice: EAP perspectives. (2010) Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
Occupational Health, Safety and Workers Compensation
- The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers' compensation claims among nursing home workers. (2014) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Relationships among employees’ working conditions, mental health and intention to leave in nursing homes. (2012) Journal of Applied Gerontology
- Depression and work family conflict among corrections officers. (2011) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Getting to know you: Occupational health researchers investigate employee assistance professionals' approaches to workplace stress. (2010) Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health
CPH-News and Views Articles
CPH-News and Views is our semi-monthly column on emerging topics related to healthy workplaces. Most articles are available to read in PDF format. DownloadAdobe Reader for free to read them.
Issue #40: Correctional workforce health and wellness
- Issue #33: The Proof Is in the Process: Participation as the Cornerstone of a Healthy Workplace
- Issue #32: Differences among Nursing Homes in the Outcomes of a Safe Resident Handling Program
- Issue #31: Reducing Prolonged Sitting in the Workplace: Developing Best Practice Issue #30: Training at the workplace improves cleaners’ internal resources for handling demanding work
- Issue #29: Employment and Breastfeeding: Differences by Race or Socio-economic Status
- Issue #28: Understanding and Counteracting the Obesogenic Work Environment
- Issue #27: Job Stress Prevention & Control: Developing Best Practice
- Issue #26: Work-Family Conflict: Current Status and Future Directions
- Issue #25: A national program for worksite health
- Issue #24: Occupational and leisure time physical activity: Do they have similar effects on cardiovascular health?
- Issue #23: Opportunities for Reducing the Burden of Asthma via Workplace Policies and Programs
- Issue #22: Getting employees on board: Factors influencing participation in worksite health promotion programs
- Issue #21:Working Conditions, Employee Mental Health, and Intention to Leave the Job
- Issue #20: Juggling work and eldercare responsibilities
- Issue #19: Improving Self-Care Among Aging Workers with Coronary Heart Disease: A Growing Priority
- Issue #18: Participatory Teams of Workers Can Strengthen and Broaden the Scope of Health Promotion Programs
- Issue #17: Enhancing civility at work - with attention to the healthcare sector
- Issue #16: Working Older: Health Challenges and the Shifting Demographics of Employment
- Issue #15: Promoting Healthy and Good Tasting Foods
- Issue #14: How do working conditions affect personal health conditions like smoking, exercise, and being overweight?
- Issue #13: Can ergonomic stressors be reduced for nursing home workers?
- Issue #12: How does sleep quality impact safety and health, especially among shift workers, and what can be done to help?
- Issue #11: Shift Work – Working against our Internal Clocks
- Issue #10: Workplace violence among healthcare workers
- Issue #9: How job stress contributes to musculoskeletal disorders: Work organization as the underlying cause.
- Issue #8: How can workplace health promotion professionals address job stress as a modifiable risk factor for heart disease and other chronic diseases?
- Issue #7: The Hazards of Just Standing Around
- Issue #6: The Healthy Workforce Act of 2007 and Quality Standards for Workplace Health Promotion Programs
- Issue #5: Economic Evaluation of Workplace Interventions to Reduce Occupational Morbidity
- Issue #4: How to increase physical activity at the workplace
- Issue #3: How does job stress contribute to cardiovascular disease, and what can be done to intervene?
- Issue #2: Why is cardiovascular disease a problematic issue for many occupational safety and health investigators
- Issue #1: What is the scientific rationale for workplace programs that combine health promotion with occupational ergonomics?