[EXTERNAL] An Original Article from Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 2020, 1-14
COVID-19 is having profound impacts on the mental health of workers. In this paper, we compare the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms among respondents working remotely, those who are at their physical workplace, and those who have lost their job. We find that among site-based workers the adequacy of infection control programs and PPE provision is strongly associated with mental health. As economies re-open, it is important to monitor the adequacy of infection control and PPE provisions, as well as the mental health of the workforce.
Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health (IWH); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University,
John Oudyk, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW); Health Research
Methods, Evidence and Impact, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Guy Potter, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center
Cameron Mustard, Institute for Work and Health (IWH); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
…on Behalf of Members of the Ad Hoc Pandemic Survey Group