Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program

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The mission of the Healthy Work Design and Well-Being (HWD) Cross-Sector Program is to protect and advance worker safety, health, and well-being by improving the design of work, management practices, and the physical and psychosocial work environment. HWD partners with industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to better understand the ways in which the design of work affects overall health and well-being, and how it can be improved to enable workers to thrive and contribute productively at work, at home, and in society.

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Working Hours, Sleep and Fatigue Forum: Meeting the Needs of the American Workers and Employers
September 13-14, 2019, Couer D’Alene, ID

Working nonstandard shifts can have adverse health and safety consequences for workers, their families, and the general public. Please join us for a two day forum about the research gaps and effective countermeasures related to working hours, sleep, and fatigue among U.S. workers and employers. Everyone interested in worker safety is invited to come discuss this important topic. Please visit our webpage for more information and to sign up for updates on this forum.

Work, Stress and Health 2019: What Does the Future Hold?
November 6-9, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

The 2019 conference will give special attention to the workplace of the future. As the world copes with growing economic, political, environmental and social changes, what can organizations do to sustain the health and productivity of their workers? Share what you know about the future of work and healthy workers with an international, multidisciplinary audience.  Please visit 2019 Work, Stress and Health conferenceExternalExternal for more information.

Overlapping Vulnerabilities in the Aging Workforce Webinar
The National Center for Productive Aging and Work and the Office for Total Worker Health presented a webinar on how factors such as class, race, and gender and economic trends can all contribute to the vulnerability of aging workers to occupational illness and injury on October 20, 2018. This recording is archived and available. ExternalThe webinar is part of the Productive Aging and Work annual webinar series.

New Insights into the Opioid Crisis and Work: Important Information for Workers and Employers Webinar
This webinar is part of the NIOSH TWH Webinar Series and focused on potential work-related antecedents and risks factors for opioid misuse, prevention methods and intervention, and the NIOSH Response to the Opioid Crisis framework. The recording is archived and available.

Working Hours, Sleep, and Fatigue Webinar Series
HWD is offering an ongoing webinar series on work hours and related sleep and fatigue issues which features quarterly webinars by experts. Speakers discuss evidence-based strategies to reduce the health and safety risks, methodological issues in conducting research on this topic, and future areas for research. Records of past webinars are archived and available.

Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program Information

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