Work, Stress, and Health 2008
Health and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships

The American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, convened the seventh international conference on occupational stress and health titled "Work, Stress, and Health 2008: "Health and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships" Washington, DC, on March 6-8, 2008, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Continuing Education Workshops were held on March 5, 2008. Attendees added their perspective to a rapidly growing area of workplace health research and practice.

The Work, Stress, and Health conference series is designed to address the constantly changing nature of work, and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. This year the conference will focus on the translation of research to practice. Numerous topics of interest to industry, employees, and researchers are covered in the series including:

01 – Best Practices in Creating Healthy Workplaces
02 – Collaborative and Participatory Approaches
03 – Engaging Small Businesses and Self-Employed Workers
04 – Minority and Immigrant Workers
05 – Workplace Diversity and Discrimination
06 – Workplace Violence
07 – Changing Employment Arrangements
08 – Compensation and Benefits
09 – Work Schedules and Flexible Work Arrangements
10 – Work-Family Integration
11 – Work Design and Worker Health
12 – Worker Control and Working Conditions
13 – High-Risk Jobs and Populations
14 – Traumatic Stress and Resilience for Workers in Hazardous Occupations and Disaster Relief Operations
15 – Psychological and Biological Effects of Job Stress
16 – Sleep, Fatigue, and Work
17 – Aging and Work Stress
18 – Health Services and Health and Productivity Management
19 – Building a Business Case for Workplace Safety and Health
20 – Safety Climate, Management, and Training
21 – Professional and Educational Development
22 – Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Job Stress
23 – Research Methodology
24 – Improving Intervention Methods and Processes
25 – National and International Surveillance (Tracking)
26 – Emerging Risks, Opportunities, and Issues in Work, Stress, and Health

Collaborating Organizations

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

  • American Public Health Association (OHS Section)

  • Brazil Chapter of the International Stress Management Association

  • CN Occupational Health and Safety Research Centre

  • Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence

  • European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – Tri-State Chapter