All Newfoundland workers to be covered by PTSD presumption

Source : Canadian Occupational Safety.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has introduced amendments to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act that would provide presumptive coverage for work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for all workers. “With this new legislation, our government is recognizing the impacts that a workplace can have on any worker, in any occupation. Presumptive coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder will benefit many individuals who may have previously suffered in silence,” said Premier Dwight Ball.

Sickness presenteeism: Are we sure about what we are studying? A research based on a literature review and an empirical illustration

Source : American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Background : There has been an increasing interest in studying sickness presenteeism (SP). An ever-increasing amount of scientific literature is published using this term, yet there appears to be considerable heterogeneity in how it is assessed, which could result in substantial differences in the definition and interpretation of the phenomenon really being studied. We aim to discuss what really is being studied, depending on how the phenomenon is operationalized, measured, and analyzed. Methods: A study based on a literature review and an empirical illustration using data of the third Spanish Psychosocial Risks Survey (2016). Results Differences are observed based on the population in which SP is measured, the cut-off points used to define a worker as presenteeist, the reasons for an SP episode and even an analysis of the phenomenon treated as a count or as a dichotomous. Conclusions : Without being completely exclusive, it seems that restricting the population of analysis to only those workers who consider that they should not have gone to work due to their health, and/or establishing low cut-off points to define someone as presenteeist, would more clearly delimit the study of SP to the exercise of a right to sick leave. In contrast, working with the entire population or using high cut-off points appears to relate the study of SP more with health status and less with the exercise of rights. On the other hand, taking the reasons for SP into account would probably help to improve interpretation of the phenomenon.

Finding peace of mind when there still is so much left undone—A diary study on how job stress, competence need satisfaction, and proactive work behavior contribute to work-related rumination during the weekend

Source : Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Les tâches inachevées ont été identifiées comme un facteur de stress important lié à l’emploi dans de récentes recherches sur le stress professionnel. Dans le prolongement de cette recherche, nous examinons comment et quand le fait de ne pas terminer ses tâches à la fin de la semaine de travail influe sur la rumination liée au travail pendant la fin de semaine

Negative Attitudes Can Lead to Poor Outcomes

Source : Hospital Employee Health.
“Les chirurgiens qui modélisent des comportements non professionnels peuvent contribuer à saper une culture de sécurité, à menacer le travail d’équipe et à augmenter ainsi le risque d’erreurs médicales et de complications chirurgicales “, selon les auteurs de l’étude.

Cancer Center Fights Compassion Fatigue With Employee Wellness Program

Source : Hospital Employee Health.
Un sondage mené auprès des employés d’un centre de cancérologie a révélé que les infirmières et les médecins n’étaient pas les seuls employés touchés par la mort de patients : de nombreux travailleurs, y compris des voituriers et des aides ménagers, s’occupaient quotidiennement de patients mourants.