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From the Editor

I write this From the Editor at our family home in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, USA where I have been working/teaching remotely (aka telecommuting or telework) for most of the summer. This location is approximately 90 miles from my office at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. As long as I have internet access with the ability to use video communication, my remote office can be anywhere. Working remotely supports my work-life balance: I am more productive, feel more empowered, less stressed and enjoy being more independent. I welcome hearing from others who are working remotely and look forward to the submission of research articles on this topic for future issues of WORK.

This issue of WORK contains 14 articles on a variety of topics such as: ePortfolio, job strain and psychological distress in office workers, socio-demographic contributors to health and safety of mine workers in South Africa, touch screen tablet use by children, and occupational safety in the construction industry among many other topics. In addition, our monthly section on Ergonomics in a Global World which are presentations from the 2018 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress is titled, Schools and Kindergartens as Shared Workplaces: An analysis of the work ability management challenges of the meal and cleaning service employees.

We hope that you are 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

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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Wednesday, December 4, 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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Finally, here’s a sneak preview of our first Learn at WORK webinar in 2020:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST):

A Bird’s Eye View of Driving Safety Culture: Truck Drivers Perceptions of Unsafe presented by Garry Gray, PhD.

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As always, I welcome hearing from you.