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From the Editor

I hope you are enjoying our dynamic website for WORK located at You can read the blogs by Dr. Valerie Rice: Mindful Moments: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and Dr. Jennifer Long - [email protected], view Learn at WORK webinars, the table of contents from issues of the journal and much more.

This issue of WORK contains 22 articles, two of which are in our IEA Special Section, Ergonomics in a Global World: Maximum handgrip strength as a function of type of work, and hand-forearm dimensions and Design-in-use applied to Brazilian agriculture: the case of citrus and sugarcane harvesting. The remaining 20 articles are authored by scientists, researchers and clinicians from around the globe. These articles are on a variety of topics such as lifting, the effects of cycle and treadmill desks on work performance and cognitive function, income and employment equity, dentistry, tablet use, work-related threats and violence, sleep among others.

I hope you are continuing to enjoy our webinar series, Learn at WORK. Here is the schedule for the upcoming 2020 Learn at WORK webinars:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST

A Job Task Analysis for Technicians in the Offshore Wind Industry

Presenter: Gemma Milligan


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Factors influencing ergonomistsuse of observation-based risk-assessment tools

Presenters: Dr. Kristina Eliasson & Dr. Tersia Nyman


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

How to integrate ergonomics into Product Design through the UCD approach

Presenter: Dr. Reinert


Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 11am-12pmEST

Gender and Stress-Buffering of Social Capital toward Depression among Precarious Workers in South Korea

Presenters: Dr. Park & Dr. Oh


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

A Conceptual Framework to Promote Career Development for Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Presenter: David Strauser


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

Presenter: Diana Decarvalho


Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Millennial Preferences in Training Messages: The Role of Teamwork and Corporate Social Responsibility to WORK

Presenters: Diana Schwerha & Tyler Clark


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Development of an online digital resource accessible for students with visual impairment or blindness: challenges and strategies

Presenter: Dr. Almeida,


If you missed any of the Learn at WORK webinars, you can find the recordings at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel: and on our website