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From the Editor

As I finish writing this From the Editor, around the globe occupational therapy practitioners and students are celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day (WOTD). WOTD was created by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT),”…; the international voice of the occupational therapy profession…” ( to provide an opportunity to heighten the public’s awareness of occupational therapy’s distinct value. I am happy to share that WORK partnered with WFOT to host the WFOT Virtual Exchange (#WFOTVX), a one hour webinar presented by WFOT President Marilyn Pattison with invited guests from the Kazakhstan Ergotherapy Association. You can listen to Marilyn’s presentation by going to the website. We always look forward to collaborating with other organizations and welcome you reaching out to us if you have any recommendations for other alliances.

This issue of WORK contains 13 articles on topics such as the work activity as an interface among different logics: the case of distributing food in a university restaurant; understanding salutogenic approaches to managing intensive work; predicting presenteeism via effort-reward imbalance and dispositional optimism; social enterprises and sustainable employment for people with mental illness; and an ergonomic intervention to relieve musculoskeletal symptoms of assembly line workers at an electronic parts manufacturer in Iran among other interesting topics. This issue also includes a Sounding Board article on The Office Changes Leading to Sit to Stand Ergonomics.

We hope 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 are our 2019 Learn at WORK webinars which are in cooperation with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES):

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 1p-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.

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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.

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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.

I welcome hearing from you.

Cheers, Karen