Occupational Psychosocial Hazards Among the Emerging US Green Collar Workforce.

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

PubMedID: 28045790

Fernandez CA, Moore K, McClure LA, Caban-Martinez AJ, LeBlanc WG, Fleming LE, Cifuentes M, Lee DJ. Occupational Psychosocial Hazards Among the Emerging US Green Collar Workforce. J Occup Environ Med. 2017;59(1):1-5.
OBJECTIVE
To compare occupational psychosocial hazards in green collar versus non-green collar workers.

METHODS
Standard Occupational Classification codes were used to link the 2010 National Health Interview Survey to the 2010 Occupational Information Network Database. Multivariable logistic regressions were used to predict job insecurity, work life imbalance, and workplace harassment in green versus non-green collar workers.

RESULTS
Most participants were white, non-Hispanic, 25 to 64 years of age, and obtained greater than a high school education. The majority of workers reported no job insecurity, work life imbalance, or workplace harassment. Relative to non-green collar workers (n?=?12,217), green collar workers (n?=?2,588) were more likely to report job insecurity (Odds ratio [OR]?=?1.13; 95% confidence interval [CI]?=?1.02 to 1.26) and work life imbalance (1.19; 1.05 to 1.35), but less likely to experience workplace harassment (0.77; 0.62 to 0.95).

CONCLUSIONS
Continuous surveillance of occupational psychosocial hazards is recommended in this rapidly emerging workforce.