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WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary, international journal which publishes high quality peer-reviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. The journal's subtitle has been deliberately laid out: The first goal is the prevention of illness, injury, and disability. When this goal is not achievable, the attention focuses on assessment to design client-centered intervention, rehabilitation, treatment, or controls that use scientific evidence to support best practice.
WORK occasionally publishes thematic issues, but in general, issues cover a wide range of topics such as ergonomic considerations with children, youth and students, the challenges facing an aging workforce, workplace violence, injury management, performing artists, ergonomic product evaluations, and the awareness of the political, cultural, and environmental determinants of health related to work.
Dr. Karen Jacobs, the founding editor, and her editorial board especially encourage the publication of research studies, clinical practice, case study reports, as well as personal narratives and critical reflections of lived work experiences (autoethnographic/autobiographic scholarship),
Sounding Board commentaries and
Speaking of Research articles which provide the foundation for better understanding research to facilitate knowledge dissemination.
Narrative Reflections on Occupational Transitions, a new column, is for persons who have successfully transitioned into, between, or out of occupations to tell their stories in a narrative form. With an internationally renowned editorial board,
WORK maintains high standards in the evaluation and publication of manuscripts. All manuscripts are reviewed expeditiously and published in a timely manner.
WORK prides itself on being an author-friendly journal.
WORK celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015.
*WORK is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)* *WORK is endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)* *WORK gives out the yearly Cheryl Bennett Best Paper Award*
Abstract: The politics, economics, health impacts, and regulation of the tobacco industry are common themes in recent debates. This paper documents worldwide impacts of tobacco use, including the health implications as well as the politics and economics of tobacco regulation. A review of the proposed settlement and potential legislation is presented. Methods of occupational therapy intervention are also discussed.
Keywords: Tobacco industry, Tobacco regulation, Economics of tobacco, Occupational therapy
Abstract: Three of the more pertinent legal cases in the United States concerning the performance of ergonomists are summarized. The results of the cited cases have impact on the validity of the NIOSH lifting formulae, the lack of scientific evidence relating performance of jobs with alleged ergonomic stressors with specific medical pathology, and the gold standard for expert witness testimony. The cases, taken together, should act as a catalyst for ergonomists to improve their level of scientific justification for their work and conclusions.