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Is working getting more stressful?

Sections: 


I Is working getting more stressful?

II What is stress?

III Can stress affect our health?

IV Overcoming stress

V Conclusion

VI References



-- by Christiane Fontaine, health promotion consultant, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse, [email protected]



This week, were are delighted to present a feature article on work stress. This is a translation of a an article by Christiane Fontaine, editor of our affiliated e-bulletin, Le Bloc-Notes (http://www.opc.on.ca/fls/leblocnote.htm), and it was originally published in July 2002 as "Travailleur serait-il de plus en plus stressant?" We look forward to more such exchanges between Le Bloc-Notes and OHPE.



We think that the topic of work stress is very appropriate for health promotion practitioners. Both in the front-lines and as knowledge workers, we are confronted with stressful situations, co-workers and clients under stress, and organizations struggling to meet competing demands. As employers and employees, advisors and practitioners, we need to be as informed and prepared as possible to respond to stress constructively.



If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

Smoking in the Home When the Home is Also a Workplace

Sections: 


I Introduction

II No Public Health Rationale for Differential Treatment

III Patchwork of Existing Legislation for Workplaces, None for Homes

IV Expansion of Home-Based Workplaces

V The Home as a Workplace During a Home Visit

VI Towards a Solution

VII References



- submitted by Josie d'Avernas, Senior Consultant, Program Training and Consultation Centre



If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

Preconception Health Promotion

Sections: 


I Introduction

II Research and Strategies

III Health of the Father

IV General Approaches

V Key Principles

VI Strategies

VII Some examples of opportunistic Preconception Promotional Activities

VIII Research and Evaluation

IX Summary



- submitted by Tekla Hendrickson of the Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre, [email protected].

Taking Action on Alcohol-related Problems in the Workplace: Lessons Learned

Sections: 


I Introduction

II The role of workplace policies

III A comprehensive approach

IV Lessons from the field



This is an excerpt from a forthcoming publication of the Alcohol Policy Network entitled Let's Take Action on Alcohol Problems in the Workplace, a practical guide to policy development for employers, employees and others concerned about health, safety and liability. The full report, written by Brian Hyndman and others, includes

* a discussion of the role of policy in preventing alcohol problems affecting the workplace;

* a 7-step process for developing workplace alcohol policies;

* practical tips and suggestions for effective policy development based on discussions with colleagues in the field;

* a policy tool kit and three checklists to help readers evaluate the process, content and implementation of their policy; and

* a list of key contacts and resources, including a sample workplace substance abuse prevention policy.



The report will be posted on http://www.apolnet.org in January 2002. For the readers of the OHPE Bulletin, we present here the section on "Lessons from the field" as well as a selection of resources to help with policy implementation.



Special thanks to Ana Almeida for her assistance in editing this special issue of the OHPE bulletin. For more information, please contact Paula Neves, Project Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, 416-367-3313 x27 or [email protected].



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