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More than 120,000 deaths per year are associated with how U.S. companies manage workers.

(Goh et al,  Management Science, February 2016)

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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.”

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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)

The Cost of Burnout: Why We Need Healthy Work

Burnout is the feeling that everything is wrong with your job and that no matter how much sleep you get, you just can’t get over this feeling of complete exhaustion when you leave work and when you think about going to work.

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Preventing Work Stressors : A Unicorn or the Elephant in the Room?

Preventing Work Stressors : A Unicorn or the Elephant in the Room?

Everyday we hear more and more stories in the media about the stressed-out U.S. workforce. One in 3 U.S. workers report typically feeling stressed during a work day, while 3 out of 5 workers cite work stress as the most significant source of stress next to money.

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So, What is Healthy Work Anyway?

So, What is “Healthy Work” Anyway?

Work is fundamental to our well-being. Most of us depend on work for our economic survival and that of our family. Work can contribute to our sense of purpose, belonging, self-esteem and good health.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment

Workplace Sexual Harassment — not just a Hollywood problem

While Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein dominated the headlines recently with sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations by more than a dozen women including high-profile actresses, he has been joined by a steady stream of powerful men exposed by more than one person.

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