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Upcoming Conferences supported by the NIOSH Economics Program
Work, Stress, and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health

May 16-19, 2013
Los Angeles, CA, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

Recent Conferences supported by the NIOSH Economics Program
Eliminating Health and Safety Disparities at Work

The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois on September 14-15, 2011. It was cosponsored by NIOSH and several other partners from the government, academia and professional associations.

The conference brought together representatives from multiple disciplines and perspectives to understand the social, cultural, and economic factors that create and perpetuate occupational health and safety disparities by:

  • Examining the major research accomplishments and gaps related to the identification of social, cultural, and economic factors that create occupational health disparities, and
  • Identifying and sharing promising practices for eliminating disparities through innovative intervention programs.

For more information visit the Eliminating Health and Safety Disparities at Work page.

Work, Stress, and Health 2011: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context

The Ninth International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health was held in Orlando, Florida on May 19-22, 2011, with preconference workshops and opening events on May 19. This conference was convened by the American Psychological Association, NIOSH, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

The Work, Stress, and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. In 2011, the conference gave special attention to economic aspects of job stress – which was especially appropriate given the worldwide economic turmoil. Expert presentations and informal get-togethers with leading scientists and practitioners provided an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments on the conference topics.

For more information visit the Work, Stress, and Health 2011, Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context page.

Economics of Sustainability - Health, Safety and the Environment Conference 2010

Xavier University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Campbell Institute sponsored the conference in October 2010 at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Presenters at the conference included researchers and practitioners. The event sessions promoted the ideas of r2p, "Research to Practice," initiated through NIOSH programs.

The conference aimed to expose participants to:

  • The importance of focusing on organizational sustainability
  • Current research and trends in safety, health care, and sustainability
  • Interactions and connections with industry leaders
  • Tested sustainability models and metrics
  • Ways to put industry research into practice (r2p) when designing and implementing "triple bottom line"(TBL) measurements for safety, health, wellness, and environmental programs
  • The most effective methods of reporting TBL information to stakeholders and consumers
  • The value-added importance of prevention-through-design for product safety, from the brand development stage through the distribution and market-driven product modification stages
  • Understanding of the new frontier in health care decision-making correlated with effectiveness and efficiency

For more information visit the Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability page.

Use of Workers’ Compensation Data for Prevention of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The workshop took place in September 2009 in Washington, DC. It was co-sponsored by NIOSH, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Council on Compensation Insurance, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program.

The workshop addressed opportunities for maximizing the use of workers’ compensation data for occupational safety and health surveillance and research and challenges that researchers face in exploring those opportunities. Nearly 80 participants from federal and state agencies, labor, academia, and the insurance industry made presentations and engaged in discussions.

The report of proceedings, Use of Workers' Compensation Data for Prevention of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Proceedings from September 2009 Workshop , includes more than 30 prepared presentations and a summary from the workshop.