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CHEW Lab: Coalition for Healthy and Equitable Workplaces

Media Coverage

Due in part to the increasing prevalence of job insecurity, research conducted in our lab has received a lot of media attention over the years. Below are some of the outlets where our research has been featured.

  • Research on safety climate and workplace accidents reviewed by I/O at Work in an article entitled, “Can leadership or climate influence underreporting of workplace accidents?” on Nov. 20, 2015.
  • Feature article entitled, “A Laboratory of Everyday Life” about my research appeared in NW Crimson & Gray magazine, Fall 2015 issue.
  • Research on job insecurity quoted in HRMorning.com in an article entitled, “One thing companies, managers should stop doing to poor performers”, July 23, 2014.
  • Research on age and generational differences in job insecurity quoted in The Aspen Times in an article entitled, “An Uncertain Future,” June 24, 2014.
  • Research on the prevalence of job insecurity and its outcomes quoted in a Psychology Today article entitled, “There is no job security…and not many jobs”, May 19, 2014.
  • Research on the link between job insecurity and safety outcomes quoted in an article entitled, “Uncertainty about jobs has a ripple effect”, New York Times, May 17, 2014, p. B6.
  • Interviewed by JobWeek reporter on age and generational differences in reactions to job insecurity, May 27, 2014.
  • Research on safety climate and accident underreporting the focus of an article on The Checker Blog entitled, “Safety attitudes are contagious: Is yours worth catching?” April 1, 2014.
  • Research on safety culture and accident reporting summarized in article entitled, “Linking culture to accident reporting”,Human Resource Executive Online, March 20, 2014.  http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=534356841&ss=Linking+Culture+to+Accident+Reporting
  • Research on the relationship between safety climate and employee safety the focus of an article by the Society for Human Resource Management entitled, “Safety climate, supervisory behavior linked to accident underreporting”, February 5, 2014. http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/safetysecurity/articles/pages/safety-climate-accident-underreporting.aspx
  • Research presented at the 2013 Work, Stress & Health conference highlighted in the September 2013 issue of APA Monitor on Psychology.
  • Research on job insecurity and economic stress cited in an article entitled, “Workers looking for the way forward” in The Columbian, May 13, 2012, p. E1.
  • Summary of Chancellor’s Seminar Series presentation on economic stress and job insecurity in The Columbian. Story entitled, “Bosses can fight workplace stress” appeared April 29, 2011, p. E1.
  • Interviewed by Jeannine Stein of the Los Angeles Times regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using XtraNormal videos to vent about work-related stress. Article entitled, “Using Video to Combat Job Stress” appeared in theLA Times on April 24, 2011, Part A; p. 22.
  • Interviewed by Aaron Corvin of The Columbian about the impact of long-term joblessness and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, December 10, 2010. Story entitled, “Jobless in Clark County” appeared December 19, 2010, p. E1.
  • Interviewed by Laura Williams-Tracy of Globe Magazine on the effects of job insecurity on employee morale and health outcomes, October 26, 2009.
  • Interviewed by National Public Radio on the economic crisis and surviving corporate layoffs, February 2, 2009. Excerpts aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Accompanying article entitled, “Crafting a Plan B for Tough Economic Times” appeared on npr.org, Feb. 8, 2009.
  • Interviewed by SIOP for press release discussing job insecurity and airline safety in the wake of the Hudson River airline crash, January 21, 2009. Story picked up by Salem News (“Safety and Emergency Experts Discuss Factors that Led to Safe Landing on the Hudson”); News Wise (“The Difference Between a ‘Miracle’ and a Tragedy”), Jan. 23, 2009;www.californiagreensolutions.com (“The Hudson River Airline Crash Landing is a Lesson in Safety Prep”) and others, Jan. 26, 2009.
  • Research featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s In the Loop program. Interview segment on the economic crisis and the threat of layoffs aired during the January 9, 2009 show.
  • Research on the effects of job insecurity on safety cited in the December 2008 issue of Aerosafety World in an article on airline safety during the economic recession. “Insecurity Risk”, Aerosafety World, December 2008, pp. 47-49
  • Article in Washington CEO entitled, “You’re fired – Not!” describing research on threat of layoffs and creativity appeared on April 14, 2008 (web edition) and in May 2008 (print edition).
  • Research on job insecurity – creativity link described in Washington State University Magazine entitled, “Closing minds: How layoffs can be bad for business,” Spring, 2008 issue.
  • Research on job insecurity – creativity link described in article published in The Columbian entitled, “Study: Job security affects creativity”, September 30, 2007, p. C1.
  • Research on creativity, performance, and job insecurity cited in following outlets: www.scottishjobstoday.co.uk(September 6, 2007); www.pinsentmasons.com (September 2, 2007); www.medicalnewstoday.com (9/13/2007);www.salem-news.com (9/14/07); www.vbjusa.com (9/28/07); www.wsutoday.wsu.edu (9/28/07).
  • Research cited in article entitled, “Research finds job insecurity reduces staff creativity in the workplace” onwww.PersonnelToday.com, August 27, 2007.
  • Research conducted on link between job insecurity and creativity selected for press release by the British Psychological Society, August 14, 2007.
  • Research on job insecurity – safety link described in an Industrial Engineer article entitled, “Worried workers aren’t safe.” April, 2003, p. 10.
  • Interviewed by KCSN News in Los Angeles regarding the relationship between job insecurity and employee safety. The interview aired on March, 14, 2003.
  • Interviewed by Brent Hunsberger of The Oregonian regarding research linking job insecurity, organizational safety climate, and employee safety outcomes, Nov. 4, 2002. Articles titled, “Study finds work climate can override safety hurdles” and “Safety: Researcher discovers link” appeared in The Oregonian on pp. D1, D3 on November 12, 2002.
  • Recent research on the effects of job insecurity on worker safety was written up by Reuters news agency and picked up byABC News. October 9, 2002.
  • HR News, the monthly newspaper of the Society for Human Resource Management, featured an article about my research on the influence of an organization’s safety climate on the relationship between job insecurity and employee safety. Article entitled “Employee safety study earns Research Award for professor” appeared in the July, 2002 issue (pp. 17, 22).
  • Research regarding the relationship between job insecurity and employee safety was written up in Occupational Hazardsarticle entitled “Job insecurity may impact safety,” December 2001, p. 53-54.
  • Article citing research on link between job insecurity and employee safety behavior appeared in OH&S Canada, a magazine devoted to occupational health and safety, June, 2001, Vol.17(4), p. 56.
  • Interviewed by Steve Lewis, Editor of Occupational Health Management, a monthly newsletter devoted to occupational health issues among health professionals, regarding research connecting job insecurity and employee safety outcomes, June 8, 2001. Article based on interview appeared in August, 2001 issue of Occupational Health Management.
  • Conducted radio interview regarding research on job insecurity and safety outcomes with Bob Saye of the Weekend Edition radio show on CKNW in Vancouver, B.C., April 22, 2001.
  • Conducted radio interview regarding research on job insecurity and safety outcomes with Bob McCormick of the Business Hour show on KNX 1070 in Los Angeles, April 19, 2001.
  • Research on workplace injuries and job insecurity highlighted in the Science section of The Oregonian, April 18, 2001.
  • Interviewed by Fran Berger of HealthScout.com regarding research on job insecurity and worker safety, April 17, 2001.
  • Interviewed by Michael Precker of the Dallas Morning News about relationship between job insecurity and employee safety outcomes, April 17, 2001. Article citing interview entitled “Could stress on the job be hazardous to your health?” appeared in The Dallas Morning news, May 1, 2001, p. 3C.
  • Interviewed by KCSN News Radio in Northridge, CA regarding research on employee job insecurity and safety outcomes, April 17, 2001.
  • Research connecting job insecurity and safety highlighted by Reuters Health on April 17, 2001.
  • Research on job insecurity and worker health highlighted in USA Today on April 17, 2001.
  • Interviewed by ABC News Radio regarding the relationship between job insecurity and worker safety outcomes. Interview aired on over 4,500 radio station affiliates on April 16, 2001.
  • Interviewed by Jennifer Warner of CBS HealthWatch.com regarding research linking job insecurity with employee safety outcomes, April 16, 2001.
  • Research on the effects of corporate layoffs featured on News@WSU during the week of April 16, 2001.
  • Interviewed by CBS News Network Radio regarding research linking job stress and health outcomes, April 14, 2001. Interview aired on 600 affiliate radio stations on April 15, 2001.
  • Interviewed by Dan DeNoon of WebMD.com regarding effects of job insecurity on employee safety outcomes, April 12, 2001. Two resulting articles can be viewed at http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20010416/layoffs-wor… and http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20010910/increasing-layoffs-can-… .
  • Interviewed by Robin Eisener of ABCnews.com regarding effects of job insecurity on employee safety outcomes, April 12, 2001. Article can be viewed at http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117494&page=1.
  • Radio interview with Lynn Medcalf of News Generation regarding research on job insecurity and employee safety outcomes, April 12, 2001. Radio excerpt picked up by 144 stations reaching over 3 million listeners, April 16, 2001.
  • Interviewed by Siri Carpenter of the APA Monitor about Probst & Brubaker (2001) research connecting job insecurity with employee safety outcomes. Article regarding research appeared in the April 2001 issue of the APA Monitor.