Non-Standard Work

Non-standard work refers to the growing number of American workers no longer employed in standard work arrangements with long-term connections to employers. They are instead employed as “gig”, “temporary” or “contract” workers, and are subject to more hazards, less pay, and fewer benefits than standard workers. Dr. Lorraine Conroy of the Center for Healthy Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago overviews the current challenges for worker wellbeing.


➤ UIC Center for Healthy Work Resources

The Healthier Workforce Center is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. U19OH008858 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).