May 9, 2013

Media Advisory: Work, Stress and Health Conference Spotlights Combining Protection with Promotion of Workers' Health and Safety

Presentation topics range from economic issues to high risk jobs

What


The 10th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health: Work, Stress and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health™. Keynote address, “Work & Mental Health: Developing an Integrated Intervention Approach,” Thursday, May 16, 4:30 p.m. PDT, by Anthony LaMontagne, ScD, MA, MEd, associate professor and principal research fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Among the presentation topics:

  • Job Insecurity and Accident Under-Reporting 

  • The Relative Impact of Cyber and Face-to-Face Incivility on Employee Outcomes 

  • Daily Work-Family Conflict and Aggression Toward Family and Friends 

  • Financially Fragile Families: Implications for Work-Family Conflict? 

  • Effectiveness of Job Search Interventions 

  • Comparisons of Cardiovascular Health in Police Officers, U.S. General Population and U.S. Employed Population 

  • Life Expectancy of Police Officers 

  • Nonstandard Work Schedules: Implications for Impoverished Mothers and Their Infants

Who


Convened by APA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. Conference participants include health and social science professionals, business and labor leaders, researchers and others with interests in occupational health and safety.

When


(All times are PDT)

  • Thursday, May 16, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

  • Friday, May 17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 19, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Where


The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
404 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Background


The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and implications for the health, safety and well-being of workers. The conference covers topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as work and family issues; new forms of work organization; changing worker demographics; and best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations (see complete list of conference topics and conference program [PDF, 625KB]).

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.