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The Changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people; knowledge gaps and research directions
  • Published Date:
    April 2002
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NORA Organization of Work Team. ;
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2002-116
  • Description:
    Organizational practices have changed dramatically in recent years. To compete more effectively, many companies have restructured themselves and downsized their workforces, increased their reliance on nontraditional employment practices that depend on temporary workers and contractor-supplied labor, and adopted more flexible and lean production technologies. These revolutionary changes in the organization of work have far outpaced our understanding of their implications for work life quality and safety and health on the job. The present report was developed under the National Occupational Research Agenda as the first attempt in the United States to develop a comprehensive research agenda to investigate and reduce occupational safety and health risks associated with the changing organization of work.

    "Revolutionary changes in the organization of work have far outpaced our knowledge about the implicaitions of these changes for the quality of working life and for safety and health on the job. This gap in knowledge is one of the 21 priority areas for research inder the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners to guide research into the next decade. This report was developed under NORA as the first attempt to develop a comprehensive research agenda for investigation and reducing occupational safety and health risks associated with the changing organization of work. Research and development needs identified in the agenda include (1) improved surveillance mechanisms to better track how the organization of work is changing (2) accelerated research on safety and health implications of the changing organization of work, (3) increased research focus on organizational interventions to protect safety and health, and (4) steps to formalize and nurture organization of work as a distinctive field in occupational safety and health." - NIOSHTIC-2

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