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From the Editor

I write this From the Editor while 30,000 feet above the earth on a flight from Boston to Tampa, Florida, USA to participate in an alumni event. I thoroughly enjoy such flights because they provide me with uninterrupted time to work or enjoy leisure pursuits such as reading a book or watching a movie. On this flight, I am watching First Man which explores the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. As the moon comes into view from my window, it supports my appreciation of the progress made in aviation over the last 50 years. I can only imagine what the next 50 years will bring.

This issue of WORK contains 10 articles on a variety of topics such as the effects of a multi-behavioral health promotion program at worksite on smoking patterns and quit behavior, psychological mechanism linking employee work engagement and turnover intention, views of supportive actions for older workers after completion of comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services. The issue also includes an important Sounding Board article on Lyme Disease authored by occupational therapist Rachel Thurston; and two articles for the monthly special section on Ergonomics in a Global World. These articles are Evaluation of Conventional Training in Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) and Ergonomic Practices in Africa Date Palm Agriculture in Algeria as an Example. These articles were oral presentations 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:

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

Decent Work, Work Motivation and Psychological Capital: An empirical research presented by Taânia Ferraro.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 1 pm–2 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

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

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 1 pm–2 pm 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.

All my best,