Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series, March 2022

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Presentation Date: March 9, 2022

Work Arrangements and Worker Well-being
Portrait of Rene Pana-Cryan

Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD, Chief Economist, NIOSH
There are several types of work arrangements between those who perform work and those who provide jobs. This presentation will provide an overview of the definitions, classification, and prevalence of work arrangements and related concepts including contingent work and work precariousness. The presentation will include illustrative examples of the impact of work arrangements on worker well-being and their role in the future of work

The Leadership Updraft: Rising Expectations on Health/Safety in a Joint-Employer Environment
Portrait of Scott DeBow

Scott DeBow, CSP/ARM, Practice Leader: Risk and Safety, Randstad USA
What has set the ‘norms’ for our thinking when it comes to health and safety in non-traditional employment settings (joint employers)?  What has set the way we ‘think’ about safety in general?  If there is any silver lining from the pandemic it is that it has forced us to think differently about how we prioritize and solve problems, especially around the areas of risk and safety.  This session will discuss the rising expectations for health/safety in a joint-employer environment, how technology serves to inform ‘Risk-Based Thinking’ among leaders and the necessity of shared values among a shared workforce.

Health Impacts of Precarious Employment Opportunities to Effect Change
Portrait of Lorraine M. Conroy

Lorraine M. Conroy, ScD, CIH, Professor and Division Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Director, UIC Center for Healthy Work, University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health
The presentation will briefly review economic drivers of precarious employment and health impacts of precarious employment on workers, their families and their communities.  This presentation will also describe participatory action research approaches for addressing precarious employment by engaging workers, organizations, and agencies to build and strengthen multidirectional collaboration and engagement across eco-social levels to create networks that support healthy work and building capacity to develop and expand the reach of policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives to operationalize Total Worker Health across eco-social levels.

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