Richard A Youngstrom

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Objective: Workplace cancer prevention initiatives have been least successful with blue-collar workers. This study assesses whether an intervention integrating health promotion with occupational health and safety results in significant and meaningful increases in smoking cessation and consumption of fruits and vegetables, compared to a standard health(More)
AIMS (1) To develop a transparent and broadly applicable method for assessing occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes or management systems; (2) to assess OSH programmes in a sample of manufacturing worksites; and (3) to determine whether a management focused occupational health intervention results in greater improvement in OSH programmes compared(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe a theoretic approach and rationale for the integration of health protection and health promotion in worksite cancer prevention programs and to describe an intervention study designed to implement this integration. METHODS Twenty-four worksites were recruited to participate in this randomized, controlled study. The theoretically(More)
BACKGROUND New measures of exposure prevention (EP) activity were used to evaluate the effectiveness of a 16-month management-focused intervention addressing hazardous substance exposures in manufacturing work settings. METHODS EP efforts were assessed using a rating scheme developed for this study. The rating scheme yields a set of measures of exposure(More)
According to prior reports, blue-collar workers are less likely to participate in worksite health promotion programs than are white-collar workers. This study examined worker participation in the WellWorks worksite cancer prevention intervention, which integrated health promotion and health protection. Analyses were conducted to assess relationships among(More)
Although worksite smoking restrictions have become increasingly common in recent years, organized labor has generally not been involved in the adoption of these policies; some evidence suggests that unions often oppose the adoption of worksite smoking policies. To contribute to an understanding of labor's role in tobacco control policies, this paper reports(More)
An action-oriented conference, Organized Labor, Public Health, and Tobacco Control Policy, was held in September 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts. Labor union leaders, tobacco control and public health activists, researchers, and practitioners met for two days to: 1) learn about existing labor-based tobacco control initiatives; 2) educate one another about(More)
OBJECTIVES This study determined the level of insurance coverage for smoking cessation treatment and factors associated with coverage among health and welfare funds affiliated with a large labor union. METHODS A self-administered written survey was mailed to fund and union officials. Analyses were conducted by chi2 tests. RESULTS Twenty-nine percent of(More)
T HE ISSUES CONFERENCE, "SMOKEFREE OR Free to Smoke? Labor's Role in Tobacco Control," washeld in Washington, D.C.,last September. This conference was designed to present information from both researchers and organized labor on tobacco and tobacco control issues, and to provide a forum for discussion of these issues. The conference was sponsored by the(More)
This article summarizes the origins and implementation of labor-management negotiated tobacco control policies in public workplaces in New York State during the 1980s and 1990s. It is an in-depth case study that illustrates the confrontation and cooperation among three main social actors involved in the design and implementation of workplace smoking(More)