News roundup: Job strain & diabetes, the costs of conflict, short takes, the lighter side

April 16th, 2007 by Julie Ferguson

Medical risk factorsOccupational Hazards features a report on a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that links job strain to high blood pressure. Job strain is defined as “high psychological demands combined with low control or decision-making ability over one’s job.”
Is litigation the answer? – Stewart Levine goes into some detail about the many costs of conflict in Law Practice Today, pointing out that “Twenty percent of Fortune 500 senior executives’ time is spent in litigation-related activities.”
Judge Robert Vonada of Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Journal cited this article as a “valuable resource for parties to understand the process and benefits of mediation.”
Worker Memorial Day – Tammy Miser at Weekly Toll reminds us that Worker memorial is upcoming on April 28. She also offers a history of the event and how it came to be.
Quick takes

The lighter side