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

The 2019 conference gave 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? Please visit 2019 Work, Stress and Health conferenceexternal icon for more information.

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. NIOSH held a two day forum with 90 attendees on the research gaps and effective countermeasures related to working hours, sleep, and fatigue among U.S. workers and employers. More information about the Forum can be found at the event webpage.

Overlapping Vulnerabilities in the Aging Workforce Webinar
The National Center for Productive Aging and Work and the Office for Total Worker Health offers an annual webinar on workplace health, safety and well-being factors which can contribute to the vulnerability of aging workers to occupational illness and injury. These recordings are archived and available and offer continuing education credits for attendees.

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.


The Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program conducts webinars and informational presentations. Previous presentations and webinars are archived.

Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program Information

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