Total worker health and work-life stress

Leslie Hammer, Steven Sauter

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OBJECTIVE:: Review relationships between work-life stress and health behaviors to advance understanding of pathways between occupational and individual risk factors and health and safety outcomes. METHODS:: A background on the Total Worker Health concept is provided, and a review of research on the relationship between work-life stress and health behaviors is presented. RESULTS:: Research evidence indicates that work-life stress serves as a negative occupational exposure relating to poor health behaviors, including smoking, poor food choices, low levels of exercise, and even decreased sleep time. CONCLUSION:: The association between work-life stress and adverse health behaviors suggests that interventions at both the occupational (health protection) and individual (health promotion) level may be helpful in mitigating effects of work-life stress, consistent with the Total Worker Health approach. Further study is needed to investigate gains from an integrated prevention strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume55
Issue number12 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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