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Linda A. Treiber

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Safety Or Control? Workplace Organization And Occupational Health, Linda A. Treiber Dec 2008

Safety Or Control? Workplace Organization And Occupational Health, Linda A. Treiber

Linda A. Treiber

Using labor process theory and epidemiologic models as a framework, this study analyzed relationships between task exposures, worker labor process control, perceived safety climate, and three dependent measures of adverse occupational health: workplace injury, exhaustion, and health status among a national sample of employed adults (n = 1,607). Multivariate analyses confirmed that task demands of heavy labor were associated with workplace injury above baseline individual and job characteristics. Consistent with previous research, results indicated worker control was associated with increased health. Reliable co-workers were associated with less exhaustion, and working fast was associated with greater exhaustion. My results implied that ...