Research

Mental Health Success at Turner Construction

Mental Health Success at Turner Construction Turner Construction is the general contractor for a new 40 million square foot Facebook data center outside of Des Moines, Iowa. In response to COVID-19, Turner established mental health and wellness programs for their worksite. In collaboration with researchers from Washington University at St. Louis, Turner implemented mental health […]

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NIOSH Renews HWC Funding for Five Years

Total Worker Health Funding Renewed Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email NIOSH Renews HWC Funding for Five Years The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) has recently been awarded a renewed five-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) totaling more than $6 million.  […]

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Work and Workplace Characteristics Associated with Suicide

Suicide and Work Work and Workplace Characteristics Associated with Suicide Suicide prevention programs are becoming more common in workplaces because of the psychological and financial toll a suicide can take on a workplace. The workplace can play an important role in preventing suicides, and most programs involve steps to recognize at-risk individuals and refer them […]

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COVID-19 employer guide addressing employer & employee health & wellness during a pandemic

COVID-19 Employer Guide COVID-19 Employer Guide Addressing Employer & Employee Health & Wellness during a Pandemic Created through a collaboration of academic, business, and health experts, the Total Worker Health® Employer Guide: COVID-19 Edition provides practical tips and resources for employers to apply traditional Total Worker Health principles to pandemic response strategies. The guide covers […]

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New Publication: Mental Well-being during COVID-19

Mental Well-Being During COVID-19 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Share on linkedin Work-related and Personal Factors Associated with Mental Well-being during COVID-19 Response: A Survey of Health Care and Other Workers Evanoff, B. A., Strickland, J. R., Dale, A. M., Hayibor, L., Page, E., Duncan, J. G., … & Gray, D. […]

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Feasibility Study for Assessing Nurses’ Occupational Fatigue Using the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE) Biomathematical Model

Occupational Fatigue of Nurses Feasibility Study for Assessing Nurses’ Occupational Fatigue Using the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness (SAFTE) Biomathematical Model Studies have shown that fatigued nurses are at high risk for work injuries, car accidents, negative health outcomes, and patients’ care errors. Advancement in biomathematical modeling provided a novel approach to measure fatigue […]

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Detection of Environmental Hazards by Senior Farmers Using a Simulated Tractor Environment

Farming Hazards for Seniors Detection of Environmental Hazards by Senior Farmers Using a Simulated Tractor Environment Kayla Faust, PhD, formerly a graduate student in the College of Public Health, used the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) for a research study on how age and factors associated with age, such as hypertension and […]

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Agricultural Production Practices and Stress: A Pilot Study of Women Farmers in Iowa

Women Farmers and Stress Agricultural Production Practices and Stress: A Pilot Study of Women Farmers in Iowa Carly Nichols and Silvia Secchi were awarded funding to investigate the relationships between agricultural production practices and stress among women farm operators in Iowa. Farm stressor inventories and occupational hardiness scales have been used to assess stress among […]

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2020 Pilot Grant Request for Proposals

The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) at the University of Iowa and Washington University is pleased to announce the availability of funds for New Investigator and Student pilot projects. The HWC is one of six Total Worker Health® (TWH) Centers of Excellence funded through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). […]

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