health and the workplace
iwin's research on health and the workplace research emphasizes the relationship between the work environment and employee health outcomes.
The main goal of the Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study, a five-year research study funded by the CDC, is to make work safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms, which should in turn reduce costs for farm owners and managers. In order to reach that goal, this study aims to better understand the circumstances associated with common and uncommon illness and injuries experienced byThoroughbred workers. It will do this by:
1) determining the farm safety and health challenges related to a diverse workforce;
2) identifying strategies that farms have tried or established to address these concerns; and
3) developing and distributing tools and resources, free of charge, that farms can use to enhance worker safety and health.
These aims will be accomplished through the study's three phases.
Phase One: in-depth interviews with farm owners, managers, and/or human resource personnel.
Phase Two: community-based interviews with Thoroughbred workers.
Phase Three: using information gleaned from the first two phases, health and safety resources will be developed, evaluated, and distributed to owners, managers, and workers on Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky.
Research suggests that supervisor support and leadership practices impact employee stress, health and well-being. iwin is pleased to announce the release of its Creating Healthy Organizations: Promising Practices in Kentucky report. This extensive case study report defines health and wellness from a holistic organizational perspective and highlights Kentucky organizations with exemplary practices and cultures of health and wellness.
quality jobs in the new millennium: incorporating flexible work options as a strategy to assist working families
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D., UK iwin
Co-Principal Investigator: Leigh Ann Simmons, Ph.D., UK
Principal Investigator: Leigh Ann Simmons, Ph.D. UK
Co-Principal Investigator: Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D. UK iwinThis project was supported with a grant from the UK Center for Poverty Research through the Department of Health and Human Services.