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TOTAL WORKER HEALTH

	NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series

Webinar Series

Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the health, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, the NIOSH Total Worker Health® program is excited to present a free webinar series aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the safety and health of workers everywhere. All 90-minute webinars are recorded and are available for on-demand viewing.

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 protection and policies, programs, and practices that promote health and advance worker safety, health and well-being.
  • Develop workplace programs and interventions that integrate elements of occupational safety and health protection with policies, programs, and practices that promote health and advance worker safety, health and well-being.
  • Identify sources of information on prevention of adverse worker health and safety outcomes and the promotion of Total Worker Health®.

To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate, or to print-out an on-going transcript of all of your TCEOnline CE activities, please visit: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

Upcoming Webinars

Please check back for more information on the next installment of the NIOSH TWH Webinar Series. Below are all past webinars with archived recordings for viewing convenience.

Past Webinars

Productive Aging and Work: Theory, Health Data, Practical Solutions

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

September 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
 

Live Event Continuing Education Activity ID: WC2335-092716 (active until November 1, 2016)

Archived Recording Continuing Education Activity ID: WD2335-092716 (will become active November 1, 2016)

On September 27, the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series will feature an expert panel of speakers discussing the concept of productive aging, designing aging-friendly workplaces, and hands-on methods organizations can take to meet workplace health and safety needs of workers of all ages.

Featured Speakers:

	John Howard

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Department of Industrial Relations, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, from 1991 through 2002. Dr. Howard is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and he is a member U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has written numerous articles on occupational health law and policy and serves as a professorial lecturer in environmental and occupational health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

	James Grosch

James Grosch, PhD, MBA is a research psychologist and Co-Director of NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work. His work at NIOSH focuses on better understanding how behavioral and work organization factors affect a worker’s safety and health. Recent projects include: changes in health and cognitive ability that workers experience as they age, characteristics of age-friendly workplaces, job stressors associated with increased risk of heart disease and depression, and the impact of job transitions (e.g., retirement, being laid off) on both physical and mental health outcomes.

	Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong is Data Center Director for CPWR, the Center for Construction Research and Training. Her research covers occupational safety and health surveillance, costs of occupational injuries and illnesses, aging workforce, and safety and health disparities. She is the principal author of numerous publications, and currently serves as PI of several projects funded by NIOSH.
	Steven Hecker

Steven Hecker, MSPH is an emeritus faculty member at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center where he has had a 35-year career as an occupational health researcher, educator, and program manager. His work has spanned many industries and hazards, with a focus on construction, healthcare, and aviation. He has been part of the Designing the Age Friendly Workplace training intervention project at the University of Washington since 2007, developing both classroom based and online curriculum to assist organizations in addressing changing workforce demographics.

Advancing Worker Family Well-Being

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

January 19, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern

On January 19, the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series will feature an expert panel of speakers that will discuss the impact of work-related stress on families, research findings and policy trends related to work-family support for low-income families, and practical employer approaches aimed to improve the safety, health and well-being of workers.

Featured Presenters:

	Pamela Winston

Pamela Winston, PhD, MBA is a social science analyst in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Her research has focused on work-family supports for low-income parents and children, as well as family-strengthening programs, child care, welfare policy, and employment supports. Previously, she was a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, the Urban Institute, and Johns Hopkins University. She has a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University School of Business.

	Erin L. Kelly

Erin L. Kelly, PhD, MA is Professor of Work and Organization Studies and an affiliate of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is one of the principal investigators of a research collaboration funded by NIH, NIOSH, and several foundations called the Work, Family, and Health Network. Kelly’s research has been published in major journals in sociology, psychology, and related fields and she has received the Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research twice.

	Carol Joyner

Carol Joyner is the Director for the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF), in partnership with Family Values@Work. The LPWF works to address the policy and programmatic solutions for improving workplace standards. Carol is also the founding Director of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund and past President of the Child Care Corporation, a labor/management benefit fund negotiated by the 1199 Health and Human Service Employees Union and 400 Health Care Employers in New York State.

Continuing Education Information for this Webinar

Origination Date: 1/19/2016

Expiration Date: 1/19/2018

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU:The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

To receive continuing education (CE):

Complete the activity

Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

Pass the posttest at 75% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline (if applicable)

FEES: There are no fees for CE.

Sedentary Work: Implications and Interventions for Worker Safety and Health

Activity ID: WD2335-071315

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Monday, July 13, 2015
2:30 pm-4:00 pm EDT

What impacts might sedentary work have on injury risk? What impacts does it have on chronic disease? What are some options for addressing physical inactivity at work, and how might the effectiveness of these options vary? What factors influence how likely someone might be to use interventions for sedentary work? And are there key safety and health considerations for ensuring that the interventions themselves are keeping workers protected? Please join us on July 13 to learn more!

In this special panel presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series, five experts discuss a variety of research and perspectives on sedentary work. Questions addressed include: What impacts might sedentary work have on injury risk? What impacts does it have on chronic disease? What are some options for addressing physical inactivity at work, and how might the effectiveness of these options vary? What factors influence how likely someone might be to use interventions for sedentary work? And are there key safety and health considerations for ensuring that the interventions themselves are keeping workers protected?

Featured Presenters:

	Jennifer Hess

Jennifer Hess, PhD, MPH, DC
Ergonomist, Chiropractor, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon

	Dinesh John

Dinesh John, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

	Nathan Fethke

Nathan Fethke, PhD, CPE
Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health

	Manuel Cifuentes

Manuel Cifuentes, MD, ScD, MPH
Senior Biostatistician, Research and Evaluation Unit, University of Massachusetts Medical School

	Michael Sliter

Michael T. Sliter, PhD
Senior Consultant, FurstPerson, Inc.

Preserving Lung Health: At Work and Beyond

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-031215

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Following opening remarks by the Office of Total Worker Health, Dr. Cara Halldin will speak about recent research related to longitudinal lung function monitoring of workers and its implications for triggering health interventions. She will also discuss freely available tools that may assist health professionals in identifying workers at risk of experiencing decline in lung function.

Dr. David Weissman will provide an overview of the draft NIOSH document Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies, which applies a Total Worker Health® approach of integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion, including smoking cessation programs, to prevent worker injury and illness. Specific topics addressed include: tobacco use among workers; exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces; occupational health and safety concerns relating to tobacco use and secondhand exposure; electronic nicotine delivery systems; and workplace interventions to reduce tobacco product usage and secondhand exposure.

Dr. Okechukwu then will discuss practical considerations for implementing integrated interventions for tobacco cessation, including both common barriers and potential solutions using past and current experiences implementing smoking cessation interventions for construction workers. She will give an update on evidence-based components of smoking cessation interventions and how they can be applied to integrated interventions.

Presenters
	CDR Halldin posing in front of flags

Cara Halldin, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and an epidemiologist in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division for Respiratory Disease Studies. Her current work includes identifying workers at risk for developing lung impairment due to occupational exposures and lifestyle factors, with a focus on metal, non-metal, and coal miners.

	Dr. Weismann in front of a beige wall

David Weissman, MD, directs the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division of Respiratory Disease Studies. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, and Pulmonary Diseases. His career has focused on understanding and preventing work-related respiratory diseases.

	Dr. Okechukwu in an outdoor setting

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has a strong interest in developing cutting-edge empirical findings that can be translated into promising population-wide interventions. Her current research investigates how work, home and neighborhood environments interact to shape the health and cancer prevention behaviors of vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on working class and immigrant communities.


Moderator
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Integrated Safety and Health for Small Businesses

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-111414

Friday, November 14, 2014

In this third presentation of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Webinar Series, the Office for Total Worker Health is pleased to bring you the latest in research from one of the NIOSH-funded Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce, as well as the practice-based insights from a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate that is currently conducting hands-on safety and health work with small to medium sized businesses.

Following opening remarks, Dr. James Merchant will discuss key findings from Iowa on the relationship between individuals' quality of life and health in relation to their employment status, as well as the broader implications of putting in place a Total Worker Health approach for these various employment groups.

Dr. Lee Newman will then talk specifically about Total Worker Health interventions for small businesses, drawing on his experience both working with small-to-medium-sized companies in Colorado and as a small business owner himself. He will discuss barriers to implementation but will also offer concrete strategies for effectively overcoming these challenges.

Featured presenters:
	James Merchant, MD, DrPH

James Merchant, MD, DrPH
Founding Dean, Professor and Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of Excellence, College of Public Health, University of Iowa

	Lee Newman MD

Lee Newman, MD, MA, FACOEM, FCCP
Director of Center for Worker Health and Environment, Colorado School of Public Health

Moderator
Anita Schill, PhD, MPH, MA
Senior Science Advisor
Office for Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Intervening for Work Stress: Work-life Stress and Total Worker Health Approaches

Recording:

Archived presentation now available.

Activity ID: WD2335-081914

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. EDT

In this webinar Dan Ganster and Leslie Hammer will discuss the process of psychosocial stress at work and intervention approaches for alleviating it. Dan will begin with a brief introduction to the psychosocial stress and well-being literature, focusing on key definitions and working conditions implicated in worker mental and physical health. He will then discuss practical intervention approaches that focus on removing or reducing stressors in the workplace. Using several examples of intervention studies, he will discuss key elements to incorporate when designing workplace interventions. He will also outline simple approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of such interventions.

Leslie Hammer will discuss more specifically the concept of work-life stress and its association with health, safety, well-being and organizational outcomes. She will briefly review how comprehensive integrated solutions at both the occupational (health protection) and individual (health promotion) levels may be helpful in mitigating effects of work-life stress and improving health, consistent with the Total Worker Health® approach. This presentation will review relationships between work-life stress and health to advance understanding of pathways between occupational and individual risk factors and health and safety outcomes.

Featured Presenters:
	Leslie Hammer

Leslie Hammer, PhD
Professor, Portland State University Associate Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

	Dan Ganster

Dan Ganster, PhD
Senior Associate Dean
College of Business, Colorado State University

Opening Remarks
L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Director, Total Worker Health®
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jessica Streit, MS
Research Psychologist and Assistant Coordinator
Work Organization and Stress-Related Disorders Research Program
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator
Jeannie A.S. Nigam, M.S.
Research Psychologist, Organizational Sciences and Human Factors Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches

Recording:

Archived presentation available via the CPH-NEW website.

Activity ID: WD2335-022514

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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. This webinar is sponsored by NIOSH and co-sponsored by The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workforce (CPH-NEW), a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce.

Presenters:

	Laura Punnett

Laura Punnett, ScD 
Professor, Department of Work Environment
University of Massachusetts Lowell University Professor (2013-16)

	Ron Z. Goetzel

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD
Director of the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research, Truven Health Analytics

Moderator
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

Continuing Education Information

Target Audience

Occupational Health and Safety professionals, CHES-certified and other health educators, Licensed practical/vocational nurses, Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Technicians, Program Managers and Administrators, Registered Nurses, Human resources, Risk Managers, and employers

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Format: Enduring material

URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH/webinar.html

Hardware and Software Requirements: Flash Player, Browser, Internet Connection, Computer Hardware including Speakers

Prerequisites: Ability to comprehend basic statistics and interpret graphic representations of data; familiarity with laymen’s terms for medical conditions.

Contact Information: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Total Worker HealthTM Program, TWH@cdc.gov

Accreditation Statements

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.

Origination Date: 2/25/2014

Expiration Date: 2/25/2016

Disclosure Statement

CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

Method of Participation

You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.

To evaluate this educational activity, receive a certificate/statement of credit/contact hours, to print-out an on-going transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to: www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline.

No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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  • Page last updated: September 30, 2016
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