New research shows that workers are suffering injuries and illnesses as a result of changes to the way their work is organized or structured. New forms of work organization like Lean Production, Just in Time Production, Continuous Improvement, and the use of Work Teams, has led to downsizing, understaffing, increased pace of work, increased work load, additional job responsibilities, and mandatory overtime. In turn, this has led to an increase in worker stress, both physical and physiological, and has led to increased injuries and illnesses.
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