More than 120,000 deaths per year are associated with how U.S. companies manage workers.
(Goh et al, Management Science, February 2016)
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) remains the #1 cause of death in the US at nearly 801,000 deaths/year. 10-20% of annual CVD deaths are caused by the way we work.
(American Heart Association, 2017; Tokyo Declaration, March 2013 via the International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, January 2015, vol. 28)
To restore to Americans their pursuit of Life, Liberty and Healthy Work:
It’s time to change our work culture in America.
As many as 10 different work stressors have been related to poor mental and physical health, and can shorten your life by up to 3 years!
(Health Affairs, October 2015, Vol. 10)
Have you ever experienced work conditions that you believe were unhealthy, caused you undue stress or made you sick?
Please share it with us.
“We are interested in documenting stories about unhealthy work conditions, such as: job strain (high demands w/low control), high stress workplaces, excessive overtime, unsupportive managers, unfair wage disputes, lack of benefits (no paid sick leave or vacation time), job insecurity, freelance or temporary contracts, unsafe workplaces, etc.”
Those working 11+ hours per day were two and half times more likely to experience a major depressive episode compared to those working 7-8 hours per day.
(Virtanen et al, Plos One, January 2012)