Share your Covid-19 work experience

Mon, 27 Apr 2020

Share your Covid-19 work experience for future prevention

Building on the success of the Healthcare Worker Pandemic Experience Survey (which already has >3500 respondents), OHCOW and its partners have now created and launched a more “generic” Survey of Workers’ Experiences during a Pandemic to recognize the impact working during the Covid-19 pandemic is having on all workers of the province (country and world). The survey is available in English and French. It is based on a number of scientifically-recognized questions that measure different aspects of job-related psychosocial conditions, along with symptoms related to intense stressful conditions and mood disorders. The survey will give voice to the thousands of workers trying to get their job done during this serious public and occupational health crisis, and will offer the ability to understand the short and long-term physical and mental health impacts of such working conditions (by setting up voluntary coding for repeat entries) and will aid in identifying patterns, and providing insight, for future stress and harm prevention. It was developed by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), with help from researchers at the Institute for Work & Health and Duke University in North Carolina, along with input from a number of health and safety union staff representatives, based on concerns and questions raised by their members. Visit the survey links below to share your experience today, and come back again to let us know how things are progressing:

To access the survey please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/worker_survey

Pour accéder à l'enquête, veuillez suivre ce lien: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pandemie_sondage

 

Please CIRCULATE WIDELY to increase validity, document important experiences, and assist OHCOW, their partners and others to better understand the pandemic’s impact, associated risk factors and most importantly, possible prevention strategies for the short and long-term.

Examples of invite email language is included below:

Together we can gain understanding, and make a difference.

 A Survey of Workers’ Experiences during a Pandemic

This survey is designed to learn about your experiences as a worker during a pandemic. 
The survey was put together by the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW), with help from researchers at the Institute of Work & Health and Duke University in North Carolina. We also had input from a number of health and safety union staff representatives, who told us about the concerns and questions their members have.
To access the survey please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/worker_survey
During the pilot study, about half of the respondents took less than 20-25 minutes to complete the survey (the shortest time was 10 minutes).  Those who went through the survey slowly and provided thoughtful comments took up to half an hour. 
If you feel uncomfortable answering a question, skip it. All the information collected in this survey is confidential. Only the researchers directly involved in this project will see all the answers. The team will not keep any information that could identify you or others. All the data we collect will be stored on a secure server.
We intend to use the data collected for research and to share with research organizations. The data, analysis and related information may be used in presentations, websites, and union, trade, and academic publications.
If you have questions, please contact John Oudyk at joudyk@ohcow.on.ca

John Oudyk MSc CIH ROH
Occupational Hygienist
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
848 Main St E
Hamilton
L8M 1L9
905-549-2552
1-800-263-2129 (in 905, 416, 519 area codes only)
joudyk@ohcow.on.ca
Web: www.ohcow.on.ca


Un sondage sur l’expérience des travailleurs et travailleuses pendant une pandémie

Le présent sondage vise à connaître vos expériences à titre de travailleur et travailleuse pendant une pandémie.

Le Centre de santé des travailleurs (ses) de l’Ontario (OHCOW) a préparé le sondage en collaboration avec des chercheurs et chercheuses de l’Institut de recherche sur le travail et la santé et de l’Université Duke en Caroline du Nord. Nombre de représentants syndicaux en santé et sécurité y ont également participé et nous ont fait part des préoccupations et questions de leurs membres.

Pour accéder à l'enquête, veuillez suivre ce lien: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pandemie_sondage

Au cours de l'étude pilote, environ la moitié des répondants ont pris moins de 20-25 minutes pour répondre à l'enquête (le temps le plus court était de 10 minutes). Ceux qui ont parcouru l'enquête lentement et ont fourni des commentaires réfléchis ont pris jusqu'à une demi-heure.

Si vous ne vous sentez pas à l’aise de répondre à une question, sautez-la.  Toutes les informations recueillies dans le cadre du présent sondage sont confidentielles. Seules les personnes qui participent directement à la recherche prendront connaissance de toutes les réponses. L’équipe ne conservera pas d’information susceptible de révéler votre identité ou celle d’autres personnes. Nous conserverons toutes les données que nous collecterons dans un serveur sécurisé.

Nous avons l’intention d’utiliser les données recueillies aux fins de recherche et d’en faire profiter les organisations du domaine. Les données, les analyses et les informations s’y rapportant pourraient servir dans des présentations, sur des sites Web, et des publications syndicales, commerciales et universitaires.

Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec John Oudyk à joudyk@ohcow.on.ca.

Merci

John Oudyk MSc CIH ROH
Occupational Hygienist
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers
848 Main St E
Hamilton
L8M 1L9
905-549-2552
1-800-263-2129 (in 905, 416, 519 area codes only)
joudyk@ohcow.on.ca
Web: www.ohcow.on.ca

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