NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Webinar Series
Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST
Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the healthy, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) program is excited to present an all-new, free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the health—in every sense of the word—of workers everywhere.
Webinar Series Learning Objectives
- Describe recent trends in demographics, employment conditions, worker safety, injury, and illness as they relate to the health and well-being of workers.
- Describe the relationship between at least one health condition and at least one condition of work
- Discuss the latest findings supporting rationale for implementing a Total Worker Health™ approach.
- List one potential opportunity for integration between health promotion and health protection programs.
- Develop workplace programs and interventions that integrate elements of health protection and health promotion to prevent injuries and illnesses and advance worker well-being.
- Identify sources of information on prevention of adverse worker health and safety outcomes and the promotion of Total Worker Health™.
The first webinar in this series, “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches,” will begin with an overview of Total Worker Health, followed by a discussion of the evidence base for a Total Worker Health approach. The presentation will also feature a discussion of the types of organizational returns that might be expected for efforts to integrate wellness and workplace safety programs. The webinar will close with a question-and-answer session and brief closing remarks.
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Brief overview of Total Worker Health
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Recent Trends and Research in Worker Safety and Health
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Increasing ROI by Integrating Health and Safety
4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. – Questions & Answers
4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks/Summary
Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D. wears two hats. He is a Research Professor and Director of the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research for Truven Health Analytics. Dr. Goetzel leads research projects for healthcare purchaser, managed care, government, and pharmaceutical clients interested in conducting cutting-edge research focused on the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and work-related productivity. He is a nationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management, return-on-investment, program evaluation, and outcomes research.
Laura Punnett, Sc. D., a professor of ergonomics and epidemiology and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, co-leads the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace. She is an expert in the patterns, causes, and effects of work-related musculoskeletal disorders; the effectiveness of workplace health efforts such as health promotion programs and labor management committees; and the role that work environment plays in maintaining socioeconomic disparities in population health.
L. Casey Chosewood, MD
Senior Medical Officer for Total Worker Health™
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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ORIGINATION DATE: 2/25/2014
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This webinar is sponsored by NIOSH and co-sponsored by CPH-NEW, a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce. The CPH-NEW Center is a joint initiative of the Universities of Massachusetts and Connecticut, serving the New England region.
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