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Occupational concerns and workplace well-health

Biggs, Herbert C. (2009) Occupational concerns and workplace well-health. Work : A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 32(1), pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

This issue provides a series of articles that canvass conceptual development, policy development, model development, and practical industry research that is a snapshot of contemporary issues of occupational concerns. The literature remains focussed on workplace stress remediation, but over the past decade has also moved consistently to address proactive considerations of well health and capacity and resilience building. The organisational environment is now concerned generally in equal part with strategies of proactive prevention, and should they prove ineffective, strategies of effective remediation. Whatever the organisational focus, the debate is moving to secure knowledge and practice to avoid the deleterious consequences of occupational stress. These developments are of major importance to both employers and employees and allow for a range of strategies to be trialled that fit the well-health and work-life balance environment as well as retain needed notions on productivity and performance. Allied health professionals, both practitioners and researchers, have a vital role to play in these developments. I am confident that the articles in this Special Issue will provide contemporary discussion across both the proactive and remediation environments, and I hope they are enjoyable and informative to the reader.

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ID Code: 19566
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Assistive Technology, Exercise & Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2009-0820
ISSN: 1051-9815
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IOS Press
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2009 08:11
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 08:02

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