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Work-related injuries and stress are increasing!
Each year, more than 4,500 deaths occur from work-related injuries and 10%–20% of all cardiovascular diseases among working-age people are work-related. Work-related stress is the leading workplace health problem and a major occupational health risk, ranking above physical inactivity and obesity.
What can be done to protect worker health and stem rising healthcare costs?
Many employers and employees understand workplace health and safety programs are opportunities to address these issues, but they lack resources to implement and improve them. As a one-stop website for reliable and easy to use resources, CDC is launching a “Workplace Health Resource Center,” with over 200 resources for employers and employees.
Learn more about how to make workplace health programs work!
Workplace health and safety programs could potentially reach more than 159 million workers across the United States. Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss comprehensive integrated approaches, best practices, and the role state health departments have in the support of workplace health and safety.
Discover opportunities and new tailored programs for small employers. Learn about the new tools and resources CDC offers, and hear about the policy recommendations from the Partnership and Bipartisan Policy Center.
Beyond the Data
- L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
- Director, Office for Total Worker Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
"Work, Health and Well-being: Exploring the Health and Safety Consequences of Modern Work"
- Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD
- Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health;
Vice President, IBM Watson Health - Truven Health;
President and CEO, The Health Project
"The Business Case for Investing in Workers’ Health and Well-Being"
- Laura Linnan, ScD
- Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Professor, Department of Health Behavior,
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"National Survey of State Health Departments on Occupational Safety and Health and Workplace Health Promotion"
- Jason E. Lang, MPH, MS
- Team Lead, Workplace Health Programs, Division of Population Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
"Introducing the New CDC Workplace Health Resource Center"
- John Iskander, MD, MPH
- Scientific Director
- Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
- Deputy Scientific Director
- Susan Laird, MSN, RN
- Communications Director
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