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From the Editor

Liz Auth, the Editor’s Assistant for WORK, has been in this role for five years. Together, along with the Editorial Board, authors, external reviewers and the staff at IOS Press, we have grown WORK to what it is today: an author friendly, interdisciplinary, international journal which publishes high quality peer-reviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. I am so grateful to Liz for her dedication to the journal and wish her my best as she goes on maternity leave. It is exciting that Liz is having twin boys! Liz will be missed during her six months maternity leave with her growing family. During this time, Amanda (Mandy) Nardone will assume the role of the Editor’s Assistant. Mandy and I have worked together for many years on the Project Career grant; and I know you will enjoy working with Mandy as you have with Liz. Let’s warmly welcome Mandy into this new role.

This issue of WORK contains 14 articles on a variety of topics such as: the test-retest reliability of the SLUMP questionnaire; job satisfaction and absenteeism; the effect of backpack load placement on physiological and self-reported measures of exertion; differences in posture kinematics between using a tablet, a laptop, and a desktop computer in sitting and in standing positions; the relationship between emotional intelligence, reaction time, aerobic capacity and performance in female track & field athletes among others.

I trust that you have been enjoying our webinar series, Learn at WORK. If you missed any of the webinars, you can find the recordings at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel:

Here is the list of the remaining 2018 Learn at WORK webinars which are presented in cooperation with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES):

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

Cary A Brown, Jennifer Schell & Lisa M Pashniak will be presenting their article: Occupational therapists’ experience of workplace fatigue: Issues and action.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

Patricia Tegtmeier will be presenting her article: A scoping review on smart mobile devices and physical strain.

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Here are our 2019 Learn at WORK webinars:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

Wheelchair Accessibility of Mosques in Riyadh presented by Hashem Abu Tariah and colleagues.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

The impact of customer incivility and verbal aggression on service providers: A systematic review presented by Valentina Sommovigo.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

Ergonomics and Standing Desks presented by Allison Mula.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

With a little help from our friends: Collaborative research partnerships in three workplace-based occupational disease research projects presented by Dr. Desre Kramer and Emily Haynes.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): More than a job: Career development of individuals with cystic fibrosis presented by Pablo S. Saldana.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): The efficacy and efficiency of disability management in job retention and job reintegration: A Systematic Review presented by Dominique Van de Velde.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): Perspectives on the use of a telehealth service-delivery model as a component of school-based occupational therapy practice presented by Daniel Rortvedt.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): Decent Work, Work Motivation and Psychological Capital: An empirical research presented by Tânia Ferraro.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST): Job satisfaction and its related factors among dentists: A cross-sectional study presented by Joanna Kobza.

As always, I welcome hearing from you.

Best regards,