As I write this From the Editor, it is the evening and I have spent the day with two of my four grandchildren, Liberty and Zane. They are spending an overnight with me while their parents, my son, Josh and daughter-in-law, Sarah, are away to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. My grandchildren and I have had an enjoyable day doing many occupations such as playing Go Fish and Ticket to Ride, of which I came in last in each game; making guacamole and baking brownies; making play-doh cookies for our pretend cookie shop; holding a tea party and eating the brownies before dinner (the grandchildren call this making mischief with Amma); playing catch; reading stories and taking a walk. It’s not until you’ve spent time with a 5 and 7 year-old that you begin to appreciate the importance of play in preparing for the construct of work.
This issue of WORK contains 16 articles on a variety of topics and two articles in the special section, Ergonomics in a Global World. These two articles are papers from the 2018 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress in Florence, Italy.
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJalCXvSg9fPHaFFs48PuQ
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5306235811899631105
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1164081940462995457
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):
Ergonomics and Standing Desks presented by Allison Mula.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8218182406904670979
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3911180955674224130
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6460900040982414594
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8674132286757505795
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5243087562007142145
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2229869349017379329
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.