TOTAL WORKER HEALTH
Conferences, Webinars and Training
On August 11, Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will speak on the “Importance of Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing” at the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds Annual Conferenceexternal icon in Washington, DC.
On August 22 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST, LCDR Heidi Hudson will join the Centers of Excellence to highlight the latest tools and resources for implementing an integrated health protection and health promotion program in a webinar hosted by HPLive.org. http://hplive.org/events/charting_the_path_to_
total_worker_healthexternal icon. LCDR Heidi Hudson will present on Total Worker Health to the Zainesville Safety Council on August 27 in Zainesville, OH.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will provide a keynote speech titled “Prevention Culture—Prevention Strategies—Vision Zero” at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Workexternal icon, August 24-27, in Frankfurt, Germany.
On September 8, Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will present the keynote at the 2014 National Healthcare Ergonomics Conferenceexternal icon, to be held September 8–11 in Portland, OR.
Ms. Chia Chang will deliver the closing presentation at the Panhandle Safety & Wellness Conference, on September 23 in Gering, Nebraska.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will provide the luncheon keynote address at the Work Life Congress 2014: Breakout & Breakthrough, which will take place October 13-15, in New York, NY.
Ms. Chia Chang and Dr. Sara Tamers of NIOSH’s Office for Total Worker Health will present “Safer, Healthier, and More Engaged: Your Guide to Creating Total Worker Health” at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Fall Conference, on October 20 in Washington, DC.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will deliver the opening keynote presentation at the 23rd Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 19-21, 2014.
Conferences and Webinars
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 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.
2014 National Healthcare Ergonomics Conference
The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences will be sponsors and exhibitors at the 2014 National Healthcare Ergonomics Conferenceexternal icon, to be held September 8–11 in Portland, OR. OHWC staff will deliver technical presentations within the wellness track, which will begin with a keynote speech on Total Worker Health by Dr. L. Casey Chosewood.
American Heart Association’s Worksite Wellness Summit
The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences will also sponsor the American Heart Association’s Worksite Wellness Summitexternal icon on September 17, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The theme of this year’s summit is Powering Total Worker Health.
Call for Proposals for Work Stress Health 2015 (Deadline: October 6)
The Work Stress Health 2015 (WSH 2015) Planning Committee has opened its call for proposals and the online submission portal! The theme of the conference, which will take place in Atlanta on May 6–9, 2015, is “Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations.” To access the call for proposals and for more details, please visit the official conference website: http://www.apa.org/wshexternal icon.
1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 1st International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH®. The symposium will be held October 6 – 8 on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Join more than 500 scientists and practitioners from around the world and learn the state of the science and practice using a coordinated approach that integrates health protection and health promotion. To register and see the full detailed agenda, visit www.eagleson.org/totalworkerhealthexternal icon.
Healthier Federal Workers 2014
Reserve your spot now for Healthier Federal Workers 2014external icon at the healthy and historic campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD on October 8 – 10! Join more than 200 of your colleagues from over 50 Federal Agencies at the ONLY health, safety and well-being conference dedicated to the Federal workforce! This event builds upon successful conferences in 2011 and 2012 and promises to be more informative, more impactful and more engaging than ever before. To register, visit http://www.eagleson.org/conferences/healthier-federal-workers-2014external icon
NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series
To learn more information about the webinar series, including continuing education opportunities, visit the NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series webpage. To reserve your spot for this presentation, visit the event registration pageexternal icon.
CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Training Webinar Series
The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) Total Worker Health® Center for a Healthier Workforce launched a Healthy Workplace Training Webinar Seriesexternal icon to demonstrate how to use the resources in the Healthy Workplace Participatory Programexternal icon online toolkit. Past webinar presentations are available on the CPH-NEW website, and provide insight into the Intervention Design and Analysis Scorecard (IDEAS), a step-by-step tool used to identify the causes of work-related safety and health concerns and to design appropriate interventions.
This webinar training series will teach you how to use specific components of the CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Programexternal icon toolkit, adapting them to your organization’s needs. The materials are suitable for organizations at any level of experience with worksite health and safety programs
OHWC Webinar Recording: SEDENTARY, STATIONARY AND PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORK
A recording is available of the OHWC webinar entitled “Sedentary, Stationary, and Physically Demanding Work: Health Consequences and Workplace Solutions” on the OHWC webpage at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/outreach/sedentary-and-stationary-work.cfmexternal icon
The 2014 National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health – July 15, 2014 at Portland State University
Researchers and practitioners from the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, Washington State University, University at Buffalo, Connecticut DOC, Oregon DOC, Washington State DOC, and other stakeholders will convene a National Symposium on Corrections Worker Health to be held on July 15, 2014 in Portland, Oregon to include a webcast for national outreach. For more information please visit: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/croet/oregon-healthy-workforce-center/education-outreach/corrections-worker-health.cfmexternal icon or email email@example.com.
The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (ORhwc), along with the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Public Health Division, will sponsor an all-day symposium on Sedentary, Stationary, and Physically Demanding Work: Health Consequences and Workplace Solutions. This event will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the McMenamins-Kennedy School in Portland and is also available as a webinar. The symposium keynote will be presented by Nico Pronk, PhD, FACSM, FAWHP, of HealthPartners and Harvard School of Public Health. Learn more on the websiteexternal icon.
2nd Annual Wellness Conference of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts at the Westford Regency Inn Conference Center in Westford, MA on September 17, 2013. www.wwcma.orgexternal icon. For more information, contact CPH-NEW Outreach Director and Conference Chair, Suzanne_Nobrega@uml.edu.
Dr. Anita Schill and Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd International Wellbeing at Work Conference, on May 26–28 in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information, visit www.nrcwe.dk/waw2014external icon.
LCDR Heidi Hudson will be presenting ‘Total Worker Health™: Rationale, Research and Practice’ at the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council meeting on May 29, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her presentation will coincide with two case-study presentations by industry representatives on approaches toward integration and building cultures of workplace health. A group discussion will follow on how the principles of TWH can be applied in manufacturing settings.
On June 17, LCDR Heidi Hudson will present at NASA’s Annual Occupational Health Conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. Her presentation is titled, NIOSH Total Worker Health™: An Innovative Approach for Healthier Employees.
Dr. Anita Schill will be one of the keynote presenters at the 1st International Conference for work and Spirituality at Lausanne University in Switzerland on September 9-11, 2014. For more informationexternal icon
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood will deliver the opening keynote presentation at the 23rd Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 19-21, 2014.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented “An Overview of NIOSH Total Worker Health” on July 24, 2013 during the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alicia Kurowski, Sc.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), presented “Physical and psychosocial health effects of nursing home staff responsible for unpaid care work” at the 8th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUSexternal icon), July 2013 in Busan, Korea.
Dr. Laura Punnett from The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) presented “Random effects models of back pain among nursing home workers” and “The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims by nursing home workers” at the 8th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUSexternal icon) July 2013 in Busan, Korea.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented “An Occupational Professional’s Guide to Total Worker Health” at the Miller Coors and Harley Davidson Joint Occupational Health Conference in Milwaukee, WI on August 13, 2013.
Dr. Jennifer Hall, Outreach Director for the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, presented at a breakout session on “Creating a Healthy Workplace on a Limited Budget” and serve as a panelist addressing best practices at the upcoming Quad Cities Community Workplace Wellness Workshop on September 10, 2013 in Moline, IL.
Ms. Constance Franklin and Ms. Michelle Lee spoke at Cargill’s Safety Leaders Conference in Peachtree City, GA on September 11, 2013 on the topic of “Eliminating Exposures Everyday.”
Nicholas Warren, Sc.D., investigator at The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), will present “Ergonomics and Wellness Together: Tools and Resources for Total Worker Health” spoke at the 2nd Annual Wellness Conference of the Worksite Wellness Council of MA on September 17, 2013 in Westford, MA.
John Howard, MD, NIOSH Director, provided the opening special address “Worker Health = Economic Health” highlighting Total Worker Health at the 27th National Conference on Health, Productivity, and Human Capital hosted by the National Business Group on Health held from September 25 – 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Kent Anger, Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, moderated the session “Total Worker Health” at the Western States Occupational Network (WestON) Sixth Annual Meeting in Golden, CO on September 26, 2013. Ms. Chia-Chia Chang, NIOSH, spoke during the session on the topic “Integrating Health Protection and Health Promotion.”
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood spoke at the American Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on the topic of “Optimizing Total Worker Health™” in September 2013
NIOSH Director, Dr. John Howard provided the opening address of the Health, Workplace, Environment: Cultivating Connections Conference hosted by the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut on October 17, 2013.
Ms. Chia-Chia Chang presented on Total Worker Health to the American Society of Safety Engineers – Greater Tidewater Chapter in Virginia on November 1, 2013.
Jim Merchant, Center Director of for the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, presented “Statewide Employer Survey Regarding Adoption of Elements of the IOM Employee Total Health Management Model” at the 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting held November 2-5, 2013 in Boston, MA.
All four NIOSH Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce participated in a Total Worker Health™ Panel Presentation on November 4, 2013 for the 141st APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented “An Introduction to Total Worker Health™” at the US Southeastern Mine Safety and Health conference on November 6, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Diane Rohlman, Associate Director and Dr. Jennifer Hall, Outreach Director of the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, presented a breakout session on “Integrating Total Worker Health™ in Small Businesses: Success Stories” at the Iowa Governor’s Safety & Health Conferenceexternal icon on November 7, 2013 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Ms. Chia-Chia Chang, NIOSH, presented “Total Worker Health: An Employer’s Guide to Safety, Health, Wellness and Overall Employee Well-being” via a Corporate Research Group webinar from 2:00pm –3:15pm EDT on November 21, 2013.
Ms. Chia-Chia Chang, NIOSH, will spoke at the 2013 Professional Development Seminar of the National Capital Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services on November 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. on the topic of integrating safety, health, and well-being.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented “Advancing the Health, Safety and Well-being of Workers Through Total Worker Health” at the 2013 Qatar Petroleum Occupational Health Conference in Doha, Qatar, which took place November 19-21, 2013.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented “An Industrial Hygienist’s Guide to Total Worker Health™ at the California Industrial Hygiene Council’s Annual Meeting on December 2, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.
LCDR Heidi Hudson, NIOSH, presented on Total Worker Health at the Middletown Safety Council meeting in Middletown, OH on December 18, 2013.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood moderated a panel session titled “Total Worker Health Issues for High-Containment Laboratories” at CDC’s 13th Biennial International Symposium on Biosafety in Atlanta, GA on January 27, 2014.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented an overview of Total Worker Health at the Health Benefits Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, FL on January 28. For more information, visit: http://hbce.comexternal icon
Dr. Jennifer Hall, HWCE Associate Director for Outreach, presented “Total Worker Health: An Integrated Approach to Employee Well-being” at the Corridor Business Journal Annual HealthCare Summit, in Cedar Rapids, IA, on February 14.
Dr. Laura Punnett, CPH-NEW codirector, was a guest speaker with Dr. Ron Goetzel for the NIOSH TWH webinar “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches“. Cohosted by NIOSH and CPH-NEW, the webinar included an overview of TWH, evidence for the TWH approach, and a discussion of the organizational benefits to integrating wellness and workplace safety programs. View the video hereexternal icon.
Dr. Jennifer Hall, HWCE Associate Director for Outreach, presented “A Total Worker Health Approach to Health and Wellness for Safety and Profitability” at the 65th Annual Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association Convention, in Bettendorf, IA, on March 10. More information and presentation slides are available hereexternal icon.
LCDR Heidi Hudson and Ms. Michelle Lee led a workshop titled “Total Worker Health: Let’s Get Started!” and presented on the topics of “Maximizing the Health of an Aging Workforce” and “Integrating Safety with Workplace Wellness” at the Spring Conference of the Florida Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. The conference took place in Jacksonville, FL, on March 26–28.
LCDR Heidi Hudson provided two 1-hour workshops on how to apply the principles and practices of Total Worker Health, to regional workplace safety and health practitioners at the BJC Worksite Wellness Summit on April 10 in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood delivered the keynote presentation, on improving worker health, safety, and well-being according to the principles of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program, at the BJC-Washington University Workplace Well-being Summit, held April 9–11 in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood delivered the keynote presentation at the Michigan Safety Council Conference, held April 14 and 15 in Lansing, MI. He spoke on improving worker health, safety, and well-being by using the principles and practices of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program. For more informationexternal icon
Dr. Jennifer Hall, Associate Director for Outreach for the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, presented on Worker Safety as a Wellness (Total Worker Health) Strategy at the Wellness Council of Iowa Annual Conference, in Des Moines, IA, on April 17. For more informationexternal icon
Dr. Laura Punnett, CPH-NEW Co-director, presented “The Body at Work: From Construction to Keyboards” at a University Professor Lecture on April 23 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center. For more information, visit CPH-NEW@uml.edu..
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented on improving worker health, safety, and well-being according to the principles and practices of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program, at the Chevron Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference, held April 22–24 in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood presented to occupational health physicians and other personnel focused on improving worker health, safety, and well-being with use of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program, at the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Conference, April 29 and 30, in San Antonio, TX. For more informationexternal icon
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood provided a presentation on medical surveillance and worker protection principles for workers in high-containment laboratories and other biomedical or laboratory animal care settings at the Advanced BSL-3 Work Practices and Procedures Seminar Series, being held April 30 to May 2 in Raleigh, NC. For more informationexternal icon
LCDR Heidi Hudson provided a workshop for safety and health practitioners, “Steps for New Culture Safety and Health: Total Worker Health,” on Wednesday, May 6, at the KY Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Louisville, KY.
Ms. Chia-Chia Chang presented on the topic of “NIOSH Total Worker Health™” at the 80th Annual Minnesota Safety & Health Conference, on May 6–8, 2014, in Minneapolis.
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood delivered the keynote presentation to stakeholders and have discussions with collaborators on improving worker health, safety, and well-being by using the principles and practices of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program, at Med-1 Occupational Health System’s “Best Practices in Occupational Medicine” Symposium. The conference will be held May 12 and 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ms. Chia-Chia Chang and Dr. Sara Tamers presented “Safer and Healthier Employees: An Employer’s Guide to Total Worker Health™” at a McCormick Wellness and Safety Meeting on May 20, 2014.