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Research Roundup Changing Workplace (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

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Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023

Characteristics of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Occupational Health in Participants of the Healthy Chicago Survey

Occupational health disparities driven by the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have become increasingly important as workplaces reopen and restructure and the workforce evolves. We describe the characteristics and outcomes of work-related stress and psychological distress to respondents participating in a population-based survey administered by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health during the spring of 2022. The survey resulted in 2,049 respondents reporting on work-related stress, psychological distress, occupational characteristics, and demographic information. There was significant racial, gender, age, and income disparities in self-reported work-related stress and psychological distress. A logistic regression model revealed several workplace characteristics that were significant contributing factors to increased work-related stress and the presence of psychological distress.

D. Bruce, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA; N. Prachand, City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL, USA; M. Singh, City of Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, IL, USA.

Acknowledgements & References
D. Schober, DePaul University, Chicago, IL USA.

Julia Lippert PhD, DePaul University Chicago, IL
United States of America

A User's Perspective of Alternate Personal Protective Equipment for Health Care in COVID

The presentation focuses on evaluation of alternate PPE for use in healthcare, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, as part of the COVID pandemic response. In additional to the evaluation methods used, the presenter will discuss common issues identified in alternate PPE items, success examples and lesson learned, as well as recommendations for pandemic PPE preparedness for healthcare organizations.

R. Ciconte, Fraser Health. Surrey, BC, CANADA.

Acknowledgements & References

Hanchen Chen, CIH, ROH, Fraser Health Surrey, BC

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Penny Pietrowski
Julia Lippert PhD
Hanchen Chen, CIH, ROH