I write this From the Editor while on a three-hour flight from Boston to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It is amazing when technology allows us to maintain productivity at 30,000 feet!
Many people know New Orleans because of the yearly Mardi Gras. It is a city of diverse cultures, music and food. I am going there to participate in a midyear Executive Council meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in my role as Outreach Division Committee chair. The Outreach Division Committee activities focus on promoting human factors/ergonomics widely to the general public with a strategic focus on the sustainability, vulnerability, wellness, health care, and living a joyful and meaningful life as discussed by the immediate past HFES President Bill Marras at the 2016 Annual HFES meeting.
The 14 articles contained in this issue of WORK address many of these areas. For example, Twinley’s article addressed a vulnerable population in her article, Woman-to-woman rape and sexual assault, and its impact upon the occupation of work: victim/survivors’ life roles of worker or student as disruptive and preservative. Dr. Twinley will be giving a Learn at WORK webinar on her article on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1-2pmEST. I hope you can join us.
Boeijinga, Hoeken, and Sanders investigated wellness in their article, An analysis of health promotion materials for Dutch truck drivers: off target and too complex? Amodio, Bruch, Mollayeva and Colantonio looked at health care through their mixed methods approach in Using the narratives of Ontarians with a work-related traumatic brain injury to inform injury prevention. Living a joyful and meaningful life is addressed in the article on Salutogenic resources in relation to teachers’ work-life balance authored by Nilsson, Blomqvist and Andersson.
I know you will thorough enjoy reading all the articles contained in this issue of WORK.
The 2017 Learn at WORK webinars have been well received. If you missed any, you can find the recordings of these complimentary learning experiences at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJalCXvSg9fPHaFFs48PuQ
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Here are some upcoming Learn at WORK webinars:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenters: Dr. Peter Vink, Dr. Conne Mara Bazley & Dr. Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt
Topic: Space, Time, Design: Don’t forget time in environmental design.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenters: Stephanie Lagosky, Dr. Doreen Bartlett & Dr. Lynn Shaw
Title: Invisible work of using and monitoring knowledge by parents (end-users) of children with chronic conditions
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Leibler
Title: Prevalence of serious psychological distress among slaughterhouse workers at a United States beef packing plant
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Shira Yalon-Chamovitz & Mr. Yoav Kraiem
Title: Deconstructing hierarchies – Service users as co-teachers in occupational therapy education
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Julie Dorsey
Title: Re-evaluation of a LEED Platinum Building: Occupant experiences of health and comfort
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenters: The Project Career team composed of: Dr. Phillip Rumrill, Dr. Deborah J. Hendricks, Eileen Elias, Dr. Karen Jacobs, Anne Leopold, Amanda Nardone, Elaine Sampson, Deborah Minton & Dr. Marcia Scherer.
Title: Perceived benefit of iPad apps among college students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Bex (Rebecca) Twinley
Title: Woman-to-woman rape and sexual assault, and its impact upon the occupation of work: victim/survivors’ life roles of worker or student as disruptive and preservative
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As always, I welcome hearing from you.