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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ScienceDaily: Workplace Health News

ScienceDaily: Workplace Health News

Would you tell your manager you had a mental health problem?

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 08:23 AM PST

Although nearly four in 10 workers wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, half said that if they knew about a coworker's illness, they would desire to help, a new survey shows. The survey reveals that workers have both negative and supportive attitudes about mental health in the workplace.

Poor psychosocial work environments may contribute to heart problems

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 06:54 AM PST

A psychosocially poor work environment means that employees experience highly demanding requirements but have little ability to control their work or not feel sufficiently appreciated for the contributions they make. Research shows that these kinds of environments at work may negatively contribute to a person's heart health.

Reducing work-family conflicts in the workplace helps people to sleep better

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 05:38 AM PST

Workers who participated in an intervention aimed at reducing conflict between work and familial responsibilities slept an hour more each week and reported greater sleep sufficiency than those who did not participate in the intervention, a study shows.

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