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From the Editor

I write this From the Editor while in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, USA as we wait for a snow storm. We’ve retreated to this peaceful area since it’s a three day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend before the start of the next academic semester at my university.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”, Martin Luther King, Jr. once said. King, an inspiration to everyone, did both. His actions were great and small. As we celebrate King, I reflect on actions that I can do to follow his lead. I hope you will do the same.

This issue of WORK contains six articles on a variety of topics, including a very special Case Study Report by occupational therapist Mary Anne Lewis titled, Purely Patrick; and two articles for the monthly special section on Ergonomics in a Global World. These articles are Predicting Technology Usage by Health Information Need of Older Adults: Implications for eHealth Technology and Quality of Work Life and differences in Demographic Characteristics among Managerial Staff in Algerian tertiary sector. They were oral presentations from the 2018 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress in Florence, Italy.

The final seven articles make up a special section on firefighters. Firefighters’ actions certainly are great and small. We honor them in this special section.

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 is the schedule for the upcoming 2019 Learn at WORK webinars which are in cooperation with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES):

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 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, October 16 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, 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.

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As always, I welcome hearing from you.

All my best,