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Does occupational exposure to extreme heat increase the likelihood of serious injuries?

Goal: Quantify a fuller range of heat-health risks to inform worker safety protocols as climate change increases the likelihood of extreme heat.

Methods: Use a combination of worker's compensation data, surveys, and individual temperature and humidity sensors to associate heat exposure with severe injuries. Data collection could be limited to working hours, or extended to non-work hours to capture heat exposure at home.... more »

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How much do occupational exposures contribute to the burden of chronic disease (e.g., cancer, CVD) in U.S. adults?

Most of us spend a lot of time at work. Workplace physical and chemical hazards as well as organizational attributes of the job can have a profound impact on health. While work-related acute injuries and illnesses may be easy to recognize, the effects of work on chronic disease are more difficult to assess. Collecting occupational history and exposure information from the All of Us cohort will help us better understand... more »

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How do contract and contingent (temporary) work arrangements affect worker health?

More than 90% of all job growth in the US from 2005-2015 occurred in “alternative work arrangements” (e.g., part-time or contract work). This has provided flexible employment opportunities, but negative effects on health. AoU could look at how contract and contingent workers cope with job insecurity, lack of health and retirement benefits, and absence of job safety policies and training, and how these affect mental health,... more »

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