Title

Occupational Health Science in the Time of COVID-19: Now More Than Ever

Published In

Occupational Health Science

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Subjects

COVID-19 (Disease)

Abstract

Workers bear a heavy share of the burden of how countries contend with COVID-19; they face numerous serious threats to their occupational health ranging from those associated with direct exposure to the virus to those reflecting the conflicts between work and family demands. Ten experts were invited to comment on occupational health issues unique to their areas of expertise. The topics include work-family issues, occupational health issues faced by emergency medical personnel, the transition to telework, discrimination against Asian-Americans, work stressors, presenteeism, the need for supportive supervision, safety concerns, economic stressors, and reminders of death at work. Their comments describe the nature of the occupational health concerns created by COVID-19 and discuss both unanswered research questions and recommendations to help organizations reduce the impacts of COVID-19 on workers.

Description

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.

DOI

10.1007/s41542-020-00064-3

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