As I write this From the Editor, it is autumn in the United States and we are spending the weekend at our family home in New Hampshire. It is the time of year where one of nature’s greatest shows is beginning. That is, when leaves change color to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. As my favorite poet, Robert Frost wrote in his poem, October:
“O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost-
For the grapes’ sake along the wall”
(retrieved 9/29/19 at https://www.best-poems.net/robert_frost/poem94.html).
This issue of WORK contains 22 articles and three others in our monthly section on Ergonomics in a Global World which were presentations from the 2018 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress. The issue contains a vast variety of topics such as overcoming stigma; evaluation of the guidelines to select the anthropometrically recommendable height of school furniture; the experiences of women with traumatic brain injury after vocational rehabilitation; the service and knowledge gap between rehabilitation professionals and employers in the return-to-work process; the effect of sit-stand schedules on office work productivity; and a review of the application of ergonomics in instructional design. I am sure you will find at least one article of interest to you.
I hope you are continuing to enjoy our webinar series, Learn at WORK. Here is the schedule for the upcoming 2019 Learn at WORK webinars:
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7542927240404548355
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.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4057103748385459467
As of this writing, below is the list of Learn at WORK webinars in 2020:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
A bird’s eye view of driving safety culture: Truck drivers’ perceptions of unsafe driving behaviors near their trucks
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/441219022715395596
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
A Job Task Analysis for Technicians in the Offshore Wind Industry
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
Factors influencing ergonomists’ use of observation-based risk-assessment tools
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1072026437563603469
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
How to integrate ergonomics into Product Design through the UCD approach
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3303429210853265933
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 11am-12pmEST
Gender and Stress-Buffering of Social Capital toward Depression among Precarious Workers in South Korea
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7955259498453971723
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
A Conceptual Framework to Promote Career Development for Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/61045286798182412
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
Does Objectively Measured Prolonged Standing for Desk Work Result in Lower Ratings of Perceived Low Back Pain than Sitting? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/739866173672625164
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST
Millennial Preferences in Training Messages: The Role of Teamwork and Corporate Social Responsibility to WORK
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2725235628413300749
If you missed any of the Learn at WORK webinars, you can find the recordings at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel:
As always, I welcome hearing from you.